Mondays are one of my days with Mom and Dad.
Last week they wanted to eat lunch out.
We decided on a truck stop/cafe
called the Rosebud
that they like to haunt.
I suggested we call some relatives and make it a party.
We did and it was.
Since that was successful,
I suggested it be a weekly ritual,
So today we met up again.
I brought my trusty camera.
My trend of leaving it at home... squelched.
Some of the original posse came and some could not.
Some were added and we hope many more
will join us on this weekly jaunt.
Dad is one of 14 kids.
12 are still living.
Dad is # 4 at 92 y/o.
One of Dad's younger brothers...Uncle Roy
Uncle Roy is the #7 out of the 14 kids.
He and his wife Genevieve
I swear they were not as scared as they look.
Also in attendance was
Dad's youngest sister and her husband...
Aunt Betty and Uncle Jim
Yes, she is as fun and happy as she looks.
She is #14 in the sibling line-up.
She was born when Grandma was 47!!
Mom and Dad were married when she was born.
They didn't know Grandma was pregnant.
Dad came home and said "Mama had a baby today!"
Mom and Dad.
Yeah, Dad gets all gangsta
when it comes to lunching.
I have mad photography skillz, no?
My cousin Art... his mom was #2 in the sibling count.
My brother-in-law David (Linda's husband) on the left
and my Uncle Jimmy, # 12 in the count.
and then finally, my sister Linda and I
in all our beauty.
Eat your hearts out Kardashian sisters.
It was a good day.
Lunch, then home for Bingo.
Dad's new medicine has helped
with his aggression problem.
His confusion remains but things are much better.
For now we are grateful for the good days we have.
Oh, and guess who are the poster children
for the assisted living home in all the local papers...
Toots and Howard.
They may/may not be the rockstars
of Holly Brook.
We like to say they are.
I mean you have seen their daughters, right?
next Monday 11:30 at the Rosebud.
Be there or be square.
(Autographs will be available.)