Saturday, September 19, 2015

Kinfolk



Family reunion time on Sunday! I go with my Dad to a family reunion this time every year. None of my siblings will go, only me! You might notice that I was born in Toccoa, Georgia...well, so was my father! 

Our reunion is just south of there, at a small meeting hall in Martin.
It's a bit sad to see less and less of those who usually attend, many of the older ones will have passed away.  My father's side of the family is quite good looking and I find it interesting to notice certain features among them all that look the same.   And sometimes, when I am trying to figure out how someone might be related to me, I just shrug and say, "Oh well, it doesn't matter, we're KIN".

My Dad will be taking a lot of food, so I am just making a batch of brownies, with a little help from Betty Crocker!  HA! 
Some of my Dad's potatoes- grown in his own garden that he canned himself!
Okra and tomatoes, also canned by my Daddy!


I have been ridiculously busy lately.  Hope to get back into the swing of things soon!  I know I keep saying that but I do have hope for it!
  
 
 
 
The Yellow Daisies are gorgeous just now and it is a bit hard to make myself get in a car and drive for hours! I am sure my kinfolk will appreciate it!
 
 


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  1. Enjoy your family reunion, Kay - it sounds great, and I think it's a little sad that none of your siblings are coming.
    I love it how autonomous your Dad is for food! I am sure he hardly ever has to buy anything but can make nearly all of his meals completely from his own produce.

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    1. Well, my one sister lives in Colorado and all my other siblings are happy knowing that I always like to go!
      You are absolutely correct about my Dad! Not only does he grow so many vegetables, but he also has chickens and he hasn't bought eggs from the store in many years!

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  2. Have a great family reunion - they are important :)
    I have never seen canned potatoes - they look so good all lined up there, just ready to eat!

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    1. And you know he gave me some of those canned potatoes and they are wonderful!

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  3. A family reunion is a wonderful event! We have them, but not every year. Does your son Richard attend, ever? I think they are great for children to attend. It can give them a very grounded sense of belonging to a big family. And they are often lots of fun.

    Hope your yellow daisies are smiling at you when you are home again!

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    1. Our son used to go when he was a young lad. (Christopher is our son, Richard is my husband, but don't worry, I sometimes say the wrong names myself! LOL)
      Once when C. was about 10 or so, he was at the reunion with me, and he was in a line for the food. He had his eye on a platter of chicken and he counted the pieces of chicken and he counted the people in line in front of him He surmised that if each person took a piece, then he would be the last one to have a piece of the great fried chicken. The people moved forward and sure enough, each one took a piece of chicken...the line came down to just himself and one little elderly lady in front of him....and she took TWO pieces! I laughed so hard when he told me this later!

      And my yellow daisies will be blooming until early October so it will be fine!

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  4. Hope you have a safe and happy trip. I know your dad must appreciate the fact that you are going with him.

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    1. Thanks,! I think my Dad likes that I go with him, but I go because I enjoy his company and those of my kinfolk too!

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  5. Well as I write this you'll be on your way. Travel safely. Have great time and return mentally refreshed even if you will be physically tired.

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    1. Physically tired, gee Graham, you must have a crystal ball, you got that just right!

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  6. Have a wonderful time with your dad.

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    1. Thank you! Of course, my step mom will be there too, not to mention the dog!

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  7. Enjoy the reunion, families have the sad habit of drifting apart.

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    1. It's true and I wish more families would have reunions!

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  8. In my husband's family there is at least one girl who resembles my daughter. One time a cousin who had not been around much looked at my daughter and exclaimed, "She has blond hair and darker eyebrows just like me!" So we hauled out the family pictures and she was astounded to see so many cousins who looked like her.

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  9. I meant to say there is at least one girl in each family who resembles my daughter.

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    1. See, once again, you see just what I mean!

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  10. Hope the reunion was fun and a blessing to everyone who attended!

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  11. Hope you had a wonderful time and perhaps managed to work out who was who! I have that trouble with some of my extended family too! Where do they all come from! xx

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    1. All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
      Sorry, your last line reminded me of Lady Madonna from the Beatles!
      Thanks for your well wishes, I did enjoy it! xx

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  12. We used to make our own jam when I was young from various wild fruits but it was a bit of a faff at times when it didn't set properly and my mum soon stopped as you could buy supermarket jam much cheaper. Same thing happened with puddings but a recent trend here is rediscovering all that with popular baking and cookery programmes sweeping the nation. Nice to see the glass jars full of produce again.

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    1. I really love British cooking myself, I think your vegetables are superb, you don't have to worry about GMO seeds yet, you lucky people! And my Dad is so good at canning, he really should give lessons on it, he is that good!

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  13. How wonderful it is your father doing the preserves and pickling...I think that is just great. :)

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    1. None of my Dad's brothers could cook and do much in the kitchen but my Dad almost died when he was 10 years old when his appendix ruptured. As he was recovering, he was unable to work in the fields, so he stayed inside and helped his mother in the kitchen. She taught him to cook and he makes the best biscuits in the world!!

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  14. That's lovely that you go with your dad to the reunion. I'll bet it's fun!

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    1. Oh yes, we have a giggle or two, and I should have said, my stepmother is there too, along with their little dog! The dog and I want to get into the fried chicken basket as we are traveling along the highway!!

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  15. I hope it was great, Kay!!!! I'm very sure they appreciated it!!!

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    1. Hey Audrey!
      It was fun. You would have wanted to take those kids home too, just like me! xx

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  16. Wow! I am very impressed with your dad!

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