First I want to let my readers know that I won't be blogging as often, for the next couple of weeks. My hubby has hit that mood, (that always comes with the Christmas spirit)of "We need to spend more time together". This mood doesn't come around very often, so I take it when I can get it. This means way less time on the computer, just reading every one's blogs and doing one of my own takes about 5 hours (that is dial-up, for ya!). So, I apologize in advance for not getting around to every one's blogs, for awhile.
Now on to the reception:
The reception is held at Denny's, where my brother worked. A few of the other guests were also previous workers of that particular Denny's. It was not only a family gathering, but also a workers reunion. Watching them all reminisce about working together reminded me of the few times I went back to old places I worked. It gives a nostalgic vibe, watching them.
They get a bunch of tables together and everyone is ignoring the dictators of who should sit where. Why they try is beyond me! Most of us are not the "follow the leader" kind of people, like my Mom would prefer. Seems like everyone in my family are the "take charge" kind or the "I'm doing my own thing" kind. LOL! Makes for some funny times.
We were all sitting around yakking and eating. The cameras are snapping from all directions.
There was an older couple sitting in the booth behind us. The elderly lady (Babs) comes over and offers to take pics with our cameras. In Babs talking, she has always had a passion for taking pics and was once quite good at it. New sister hands her camera over. Babs instructs everyone to get together for a group shot. When she couldn't get all of us in the shot, she proceeds to climb up on a chair.
I thought for sure my hubby was going to have a heart attack! He rushes over to her and begs her not to do it! She is NOT going to listen to a youngster! My hubby and her hubby help her up on a chair. She motions for my hubby to get in the shot, of course he refuses to budge from her side. No way was he going to let her elderly hubby be the only one standing there to catch her! I'm telling you, this woman was a lot frailer than the 75 yr old dancer and her hubby later confesses "he just got out of the hospital"!
Babs was up there and everyone is in place (packed in like sardines). She is still trying to figure out how to use the camera! My hubby is getting real nervous the longer she is up there, begs her to let him do it. Babs was a pistol! How dare this young boy try to tell her what to do!
The pics are finally done and thankfully she is escorted off the chair. Babs then proceeds to talk to us. I could feel the sixties oozing off of her. She made me feel like I was at hippies sit-in or freedom speech. It was strange but yet interesting. I bet that old girl had some fabulous adventures in her time.
I have been trying to get a good pic of my sister for a long time now. I get in front of her and asked her to look at me. She started laughing and I was laughing. I got a pic of her with a plate in front of her face, but her ear looked good! LOL!
Hubby and I head home right at dark, so we got to take in some Christmas lights for the first time this year.
Other than dying to get home and get into some comfortable clothes...
We had a good time.
Welcome to the crazy family, new sis!