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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Aunt Marie's Party


It's been a long time tradition, 50 years long - - - Aunt Marie's 4th of July Party.

That would be my Great-Aunt Marie.

Aunt Marie and Uncle Frank are gone now,
But their sons still own the home place farm.

They continue the tradition - - -

Chuck, my first cousin once removed and - - -

The host with the most.

Loretta, Chuck's wife

Little farm house nestled in the hills.

Today the site of much activity

The quintessential All-American 4th of July
Family celebration.

Down in "The Valley"

My first "Aunt Marie's Party"
Posing here with my second cousin, Scarlet.



Kristin - The Goat said...

Scarlet is the name that's in the running for my niece (due in October) - just an FYI.

What a great looking day for a party! Thanks for letting us come to Frank and Marie's 4th of July party, hosted by Head Honcho Chuck (Frank's Boy) lol

Lori R. said...

Your timing for travel was perfect for seeing family. So glad you had the perfect day, at least pics look like a nice day! Happy 4th and safe travels..

Jewel said...

Glad you were able to enjoy a RAIN-FREE 4th of July celebration, because around here we couldn't!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks lik a perfect day. Isn't it fun to have things that are a tradition for many years. Glad you got to go.

Simply Debbie said...

I just spent about the last hour reading all the posts I have missed and I didn't even go to sleep with the computer light
I love meeting your family...they are so nice and funny and that sugar shack was awesome....I just can't believe you didn't ask for at least a baby food jar size of maple I would have had to beg for daddy makes pickles every year and believe family aien't shy when it comes to asking for something that will make their life tastier.
I try to get around to see everybody but I fail miserably.
Angel hugs

LV said...

What a great way to celebrate the 4th with family. I loved seeing the home place. So many are gone now days. It was nice that the sons cared enough to keep it. Be careful coming home.

Cindy said...

This is so neat! We do the same thing! For Family Reunions at my house we set up several cheap little pools for the younger set...often times they're not in too good of shape afterwards.
We do the nametags too. Mine would say Lily Koch Rolfs
Delmar Rolfs
Cindy Rolfs K----

nancygrayce said...

Love family gatherings! Looks like a good time was had by all!

Nancy said...

How wonderful that you all can get together! Looks like a fun fourth.