Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Our 4th of July Tradition

Our home in the Wisconsin Dells is the gathering place for Phil and I each Independence Day holiday. Phil makes waffles that we decorate in red, white, and blue. This year our numbers are few.  Rose, Dani, Dave, Phil and I made the trek along with dogs Riley and Sonny.  But the waffles (including gluten free) were great!  Lisa was across the pond in London, Jessi celebrated with Zach in Boston and Phillip joined Paty's family for their annual BBQ and picnic. Maybe these pics will bring them up to the Dells next year!

The big news?!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Pappy's Old Homeplace - Russellville Ark

Thanks to Mariruth for sending these photos from the only Brooks reunion in 1988.  We visited Nanya's place at 302 E 5th St.  I love the 80s hair on Bev and Mariruth!  I can see my father in the background of these pictures.  I was back in Russellville in 2004 with my father and mother.  What I remember most was the amazing magnolia trees and flowers in the Russellville cemetery.  I'll have to see if I took a picture then.