Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Memorial Weekend Memoir
Linda's brother Charles was getting married . . . in Alabama . . . at a Pow Wow. How could you say not to that? We couldn't. Even Sarah joined us during her break between semesters. It was like old times all piled into the Expedition with luggage, cooler and Harry Potter. One of the benefits of this particular excursion was it took us into Sonny's territory. For the 3 of you who don't know Sonny's, it's a BBQ chain in the southeast. Sonny's has been one of our favorite eating establishments since 1978.
We were headed for Dothan Alabama. The people and event were actually in Napier Field Alabama, but Dothan was the big dot on the map. Charles new wife is Native American, when they decided to get married they wanted a Native wedding, this led to putting together the first annual Napier Field Pow Wow. They have been working on it for 7 months. The consensus seems to have been that this one was very successful for the first one.
It was great to see Patty and to meet her new husband Jay, Leann and her boyfriend Mike, and Pam and Tom who brought their daughter Kristin. So it was actually a wedding/Pow Wow/reunion. Everyone got along except for a "peanut issue" between Mike and Katie.
As you could guess, I took a bunch of pictures. Stuart was kind enough to let me borrow is good lens which allowed me to snap some pretty good pics. The images below are worth your perusal.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
It was a big week in Lake Wobegone. It was Katie's 18th birthday, the 2008 Orchestra concert and Mother's Day all the same week. We were appropriately celebratory for each.
Since Katie is president of her orchestra she had a lot to do to prepare for the banquet including giving a small speech to the couple of hounded attendees.
Mother's Day was all about food, from pancakes to enchiladas to shish kabob we celebrated mom by gorging ourselves.
Katie's big birthday present was a speaker. Not just any speaker but a GALLIEN-KRUEGER bass speaker to connect to her GALLIEN-KRUEGER bass combo amp. I am glad to see you are dually impressed.