We are traveling today to Tim's family reunion. We will get there early, since it is Tim's lot to fire up the outdoor bread oven. He was taught by the master, our dear Uncle Hermie, before he passed, maybe 10 years ago. Uncle Hermie and his brother Harold built that oven long, long ago.
People will come from all over, and they will come bearing bread dough. We will bake 30 or 40 loaves of bread and it will be topped with honey from Aletha's bees, or jams, a good share of them home made, and butter slathered on thick warm bread.
It will be a day to visit with people you don't see every day. Usually, after everyone is fed and happy, there is music too.
Last year was covid, People didn't travel for the most part, and we have lost most of our nonagenarians over the past couple years, so it's bound to be different, but what will be the same as always is the genuine gladness to see everyone gather once again.
The weather is supposed to be sunny and nice for this celebration, which is lucky indeed. Starting Sunday, the thunderstorms are back, and we've got a seven day stretch of them. Last year it was a major job keeping the garden watered. This year? We have not had to water once.
On an unrelated note: The music station that I listen to while I work plays a lot of bluegrass music. Little known factoid about me: I really, really love bluegrass music. When the kids were growing up, they haaaaaated it. Since Tim can't abide it either, I rarely get a chance to listen to it, so popping in some earbuds and listening to it at work is a joy to me.
So....what do YOU think of Bluegrass?
Have a good weekend, my friends.