My Brother Randy #3 had a great idea....
A few weeks back Randy asked us siblings (4 of us) if we could all get together with
Mom and Dad, to share a meal and just be together...just the six of us like the old days.
We figured it had been at least 38 years since our nuclear family had sat down together for a meal,
no spouses, no grandkids, just us.
Our parents are in their 80's, still living in the same house us kids were raised in.
So no time like the present to spend a Sunday afternoon with them!
Tater-tot hot dish, goulash, corn pudding, beans and my dads essential... Bread & Butter.
We had a fun time reminiscing, which brought laughter and lots of joking around.
We joked about whose turn it was to do the dishes and feed the dog, ha ha!
We had a lot of great laughs, bringing up childhood memories.
After lunch we sat down together and talked
My Brother praise my dad, as he did such a good job of investing his money and
taking care of his family. We went over mom & dad's will,
who's the power of attorney and most importantly.... who's gonna shovel the snow this winter.
My Dad...taking it all in.
My mom... the one who held the house together. She had a big job!
While we were together we celebrated mom's Birthday a few days early
Happy Birthday TODAY, mom!
A selfie with poor clarity, but here we are.
The photo is not the best quality, but I tell you what...
It's very clear to me we are a family who loves each other and very much enjoyed this day.
We put aside the "things to do list", took time away from our family units and just enjoyed each other. It was fun to be together again with our Mom & Dad.....just the six of us.