Saturday, January 3, 2009

Overheard at the pool table

We attended a family reunion party yesterday and had such a great time! My aunt was putting together our family tree, there was a lot of great food and of course the men descended upon the pool table. They promptly turned into teenage boys heckling each other! Below from left to right is my 2nd cousin Steve, my handsome hubby Greg, my uncle & padrino Mike and 2nd cousin William.

Overheard at the pool table:

"That's how I roll!"

"Are you going to cry now?"

"My grandma hits better than you!"

"What's the matter, can't take the heat?"

Us women were "clucking" together. See that woman in the white sweater? That's my Great Aunt Emmy who is 93 years old, sharp as a tack and was still playing golf and driving last year! She is an inspiration!

Is there anything better than spending time with a big group of your family members? I don't think so!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great post Shelley. I went to a family reunion this past July--and there were over 100 there. THAT was a little overwhelming for me. I'd prefer smaller groups at a time. Yours seemed perfect.

George said...

Family gatherings are one of the best things about the holidays. It sounds as if you had a great time.

Michelle Dawn said...

I haven't been to a family reunion for a couple of years now but I got to meet family I had hearof but never met. They be lots of fun and your Aunt Emmy is a good inspiration.

ctlogcabin said...

Shelley ~~ Glad to hear you are feeling better, and felt up to
to getting out. What a fine time.....being with Family, looks like a fun group, Bless your Aunt...what an inspiration.
Re : Song If you come by and visit me again....and have a problem with a song..scroll down to my player at the bottom of the page and click on the song of
your choice. I'm not sure the problem was with your computer or the song..they are some really Golden Oldies. : - )
Sending Warm CT Hugs ~~ Connie xox

Jen said...

I like clucking! Isn't it amazing how the conversation is so different between the roosters and the hens?
Glad you were feeling better to be able to go.

joated said...

We used to do that every Christmas Eve with my mother's side of the family until too many moved to places too far removed (Florida) to make attendance practical, the numbers got to large from great grandchildren starting to show up (I think the largest gathering was of 73 individuals), and the numbers of Mom's brothers and sisters began dropping as they reached their late 60s and 70s. (She had six sisters and one brother but we halted the reunions when there were just two of her sisters remaining. Mom herself passed away three years earlier.)

I miss those gatherings.

Cedar ... said...

What a good time that must have been. Family reunions are wonderful and so often we don't see each other except at a funeral and then we say,.. "we really need to have a reunion and not meet at a sad time." Kudos to you and your family for doing just that! and special kudos to Aunt Emmy,.. I want to grow up to be just like her!

wendy said...

Oh my word!! I know you are going to say "of course" but...
I had a Great Aunt Emmy!!! Her real name was Emma but when we were young we called her Aunt Emmy!
Sometime just for fun we should count up the similarities in our lives.

This Country Girl said...

How funny! That looks like fun for everyone!


74WIXYgrad said...

I like a good gathering with lots of fun and lots of food. I also like award ceremonies. Come by and pick up your Top Banana.

Chelle said...

Congrats on your Top Banana Award from WIXY! I am really loving this blog of yours and will visit more often! My dream is to one day live in a log cabin...until then, I will just admire yours.

Carol said...

Hi Shelley,
Looks like you're feeling better. What wonderful memories you will have of your family reunion. Your Great Aunt Emmy is so precious!

Shellmo said...

Betsy - wow - you had a real big reunion! We just had about 40 people yesterday.

George - I agree - I love the holidays for the sheer fact of seeing more of my family!

Michelle - I can't believe how healthy and sharp she is for 93.

Connie - I think the prospect of seeing more of the extended family speeded up my recovery!

Jen - I used to have a guy at my last job always asking me what i was clucking about with the other hens - always made me laugh!

Joated - it does seem to get hard to coordinate such big gatherings and getting everyone's schedule aligned.

Cedar - even her hearing is great! She really is remarkable!

Wendy - OF COURSE! I swear we are on parrallel universes! My Aunt Emmy's real name is Emerald - perfect for her.

Tammy - thank you - it was such fun! Never laughed so much this past week!

Wixy - you would've loved the food for sure - especially if you like authentic middle eastern dishes! Thanks for the award too!!

Chelle - I am so glad you stopped by! I enjoyed your blog too and will be back!

Carol - I feel like I went to the social event of the season - loL!

Sandy said...

What a warm post and photos. I loved what you overheard around the pool table...aren't those guys all alike...I swear that could have been my family!!

df said...

So glad you are feeling up to partying! Looks like a great time...I agree family parties are the best! Debbie

grammy said...

Sounds like you are doing much better. Family times are great. Sometimes a little crazy, but mostly great (o:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. My Dad's family has a reunion every three years in the Black Hills in SD. It is always fun and always flies by too quickly.

The Muse said...

this is love the overheard conversations!

Denise said...

Well, my family is a bunch of my Uncle Don and of course hubby Bill who are outnumbered. We spend a lot of time teasing between the women and the men.

Neal said...

Great post. I love family gatherings.

BTW, I don't know if you realize ir or not but when you leave a comment on George's blog (Senior Moments) the link back to your blog is incorrect. FYI

reliv4life said...

pool table stuff was hilarious! glad you had fun! family - gotta love em!

JANE said...

Oh that looks like great fun!!
I love listening to the men when it comes to "sports"!! And they say we talk!!

Cassie said...

Shelley ~ So glad you are back on your feet.I missed that you were so ill with the flu cuz I wasn't on line for long the past few weeks.Your gathering looked so loving.Great post.

SandyVTW said...

Happy New Year Shelley!!

Molly's Mellow Moments said...

Sounded like you had a fantastic time!
- Glad you are feeling a little more back to normal now.

Ginger said...

Hi Shelley:
Great photos. Wow, 93 and still going strong...thats amazing. I wonder sometimes if I can make it to
It looks like you were all having a great time. I love your comments about the guys playing pool.