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There was a ton of activities happening around the county this past weekend. We chose to enjoy the holiday at the boat. In the summer that’s one of our favorite places.
I can only hope that all the fathers in our area had as good of a Fathers’ Day as I did. I was blessed with all my children and grandchildren visiting. We spent the weekend on the water which is always fun. But this one was special. They helped with the several little projects we had going. Of course there was great food. Several of us regularly meet at the lake and for the past several years have been cooking together. The group has actually grown. The food is always good and there is always a bunch left over.
The weather couldn’t have been better for summer fun. We actually got the ole boat running, thanks to my buddy, Doug Martin, and took the family for a cruise on Sunday afternoon. Like her mother when she was that age, little Ella barely made it away from the docks before she was asleep. When Allison was young, she was the same way. She often was stepped on, but didn’t seem to mind. Fortunately, we made sure Ella didn’t suffer that fate.
On Saturday, Reese was the talk of the dock. A rather large crowd gathered to watch her fight the big carp that is pictured on this page. The fish seemed as big as the angler, but Reese is not one to give up and as you can see by the photo, she prevailed.
The older I get, the more I seem to cherish these days with family. I don’t know if it’s the age or just the enjoyment, but I like it. Perhaps it is also the fact that my Dad, dying at such an early age, didn’t have the opportunities that I have had to enjoy my grandchildren. I often think how he would have enjoyed getting to know them and watch them grow. That is probably one of my biggest regrets in life, even though I had no control over it. These thoughts often cross my mind and of course they were present on Fathers’ Day.
The same applies to my Mother. She did get to see her grandchildren but only one great grandchild on my side of the family. Now she even has one named after her. Boy would that make her proud.
I guess one of the best things about holidays is sharing it with the ones you love.
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