Last Friday I set the alarm for 3:00 a.m. to arise early enough to get dressed and drive to KCI to make my 6:40 a.m. flight to Memphis and a connecting flight to Mt. Carmel, Il. for my Aunt Jo and Uncle Ed's 50th Wedding Anniversary. Aunt Jo is my Dad's only sibling, his half sister. I will spare you the gory details of my commute but let's just say my brother, who refused to fly, arrived at Aunt Jo's house 20 minutes after I did at about 6:30 p.m. My day involved cancelled flights, delayed flights, stand-by, airline changes, destination changes, gate changes, screaming babies, and bumpy rides, all on about three and a half hours of sleep.
When I got there though, I got to sleep in my Grandma's bed....
This picture of my Grandma is on the wall in this room...Her name was Myrtle. Her sister, my Aunt Georgie, is the one who taught me to knit. Aunt Georgie's daughter, my Aunt Billie, was supposed to be at the party Saturday but couldn't make it. I so had hoped to be able to tell her about how big a part of my life knitting has become.
Uncle Ed bought Aunt Jo a new toy for their anniversary...here is a video of them arriving at the party.
My Aunt and Uncle have four children, my cousins Jody, Kim, Mike, and Doug. Between them there are ten grandchildren. I hadn't seen some of them in over ten years and I was meeting others for the first time.
There are some good genes in this family, every single one of them is good looking!
I'm happy to say the trip home was much easier, no flight changes and only a few bumps on the approach to KCI thanks to a thunderstorm in Platte and Clay counties. One plus to my delay on Friday is the fact that I almost completed an entire sock by the time I arrived in Mt. Carmel and I didn't start it until I got to KCI before my flight out. Gotta love that six-ply yarn! It makes for some fast sock knitting...pictures to come.