Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Meet the cousins — MidWeek Blues —

This summer in our trip to Nebraska and Iowa we wanted to attend my high school (Tekamah, Nebraska) and to visit three 'local' cousins. When we got there we called all the cousins. They were home so we would visit them on the next day, Friday.

Our first visit was with our cousin, John. John is now living in the local nursing home. He was doing really good compared to the last time we visited. While there his brother, our cousin Jack, also visited.

My sister was already with us, she came over from Iowa to accompany us with the cousin visit.

Left to right above we have John, Lois, me (Jim), and Jack.

Next after lunch (link), we (Lois, BIL Jim W, Mrs. Jim, and I) drove to the country out west of Herman, Nebraska, to visit our cousin, Jean and her husband, Dwain. The live on a farm and still operate it and several others with the help of their son.

At right you see Jean. She was telling us the story of how she came to own this "HANDY DUST CLEANER, as seen on TV." I don't think very good directions came with it but we all had some suggestions as to what to do with it how to use it. My suggestion was to 're-gift it.'

As usual, Jean had coffee, tea, and some very nice baked items for us. Before we left we had a very nice strawberry dessert. She always does does that. In the South we call that Southern hospitality.

It was almost dark when we left. We were traveling with two dogs, Adi and Katrin, and they had come along with us that day. Lois and Jim W. went on to their home in Iowa as they would not be attending the high school reunion on Saturday.

Our day Saturday started our again with another visit with John. We were pleasantly surprised when my cousin, Don and his wife, Phil, showed up from Missouri. They were classmates in school up at Craig, Nebraska, and had come for their reunion.

Left to right is Don,me, and John. Before lunch we all left John to do reunion activities with our ex-classmates. It was unusual perhaps, but all us cousins were wearing blue so that made it perfect for today's post.

Our cousin visits were wonderful. Three were missing, Ione (Garfield Arkansas), Bud (Longmont Colorado), and Dick (Beatrice, Nebraska). All of us except for Jean and Dwain are fairly well retired.

These were our fathers and grandparents.

Uncles, Grandpa, and Grandma
From left to right: My Dad, Uncle Lester, Uncle Howard, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Chester in 1940s photo

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.

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What a wonderful visit with family. These are so very important to do. I'm glad you had a great time.

Have a terrific day. :)
You did get lots of good times - and not to forget - saw a handy dust cleaner ;-)
Have a great day!
You had a very satisfying and enjoyable time with your cousins. The dust cleaner is for shutters or blinds, I think.
What a wonderful little bit of family history! Someday your descendants will be so thankful you posted this and named everyone!
this looks like a great reunion. i also visited cousins and relatives last April, and attended my elementary school reunion (for the first time after 34 years).

yes, Vigan is a beautiful, historic city. thanks for droppin' by my Midweek Blues.
I love the photo of Jean most of all, she has a wonderful face

Hope sends hugs
Very nice. Good looking folk.

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