|The Wilkins Siblings at Reunion 1948|
|The Wilkins Siblings at Reunion in 1967|
As the generations expand, attendance has dwindled. All of my father-in-law's generation have passed now. It's my husband's first cousins and their kin who survive. Now the event only lasts a couple hours. For many, it's just too far to come for lunch--about 30 were there this year.. But for those of us who get to attend, it's fun to catch up, hear a few old stories, eat good country food, and visit. This time two of our nieces are expecting girls, one in August, one in December so the family goes on. It is good to visit family in joyous times, not just at funerals.
|The meat end of the table, pork BBQ and smoked chicken, farther down home grown tomatoes picked that day, squash casserole, hash brown casserole, homemade baked beans, homemade potato salad...|
|One third of the offerings are dessert--go figure|
We ate our fill and had some extra to take home. Our nephew was harvesting fresh corn later that afternoon and gave us some--best corn on the cob we've had in years. And a sister had picked tomatoes from her garden that day, we got a couple of those too. There are advantages to having relatives who live on farms.
It was a good day of family and food. I hope you get to visit your people like this occasionally too.
Then I got back to class samples:
|Creative Log Cabin, just a start, using a fabric collection|
|A scrappy sample, just a start, 8 blocks thrown on the wall|