On Sunday, Kathy and I went to my brother’s for a Fourth of July picnic. As with other times, his house was filled with family, friends, and good food.
To get things started, snacks wee brought out while the grill was being fired up.
Fresh fruit, crab dip, cheese, mini tacos all served to whet the appetite.
Small groups formed while people were still arriving.
Here Kathy sits with my brother’s mother-in-law and Foster, the woman who is planning our Africa trip.
As the food was cooking we moved to tables set up outside.
My brother, Len (blue shirt) and his wife, Carol, are always the perfect hosts.
My nephews, Jason (holding the dog) and Leonard (with the beard) were able to make it home for the festivities. Always great seeing them. Jason is holding the dog because Beck is hyper. He loves people and is a jumper. At the moment I still can’t risk him jumping up on me.
Leonard’s wife, Mimi, is joining us on out Africa trip. Leonard, unfortunately, can’t go because he is doing a rotation in a Chicago hospital. He will be there for the month of August.
Jason and his girl friend Marissa will be joining us as well as Marissa’s parents.
I really don’t have any pictures of the food. I guess I was too busy eating. I sometimes find it hard to believe that where once I use to be the kid at gatherings like this but now I am an adult watching the next generation.
It is always nice when we can take time out of our busy schedules to all come together to spend time with each other. That is really the celebration.