Sunday, August 10, 2008

A Bit of This And That~


A Bit of This~
My cousin from Boondock Ramblings sent this my way! Thanks for thinkin' of me, Shug.

In other fun news.....the In Laws have left. My week of gratuitous insults and odd behavior is over. I feel like I've been run over by a semi...and then backed over just to make sure I'm good and flattened. Even my parents were witness to some of this behavior and were horrified. My husband was embarrassed. Poor guy. I continually told him that their actions were their own and did not reflect poorly on him. I mean, how could I hate on the man when it wasn't his fault? As much as I tried to reassure him, I still think he was disappointed at their actions. I was, too.

And That~

I had a nice conversation tonight with my Nana about the history of our family and the local area we live in. Sometimes having a conversation of any length with Nana can be hit or miss, but she was willing to settle in for a good chat with me. I enjoy hearing about our family's background (on both sides) and how it ties in to our area. I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures and other bits of paper that she's (and others in the family) have saved over the years....like a hospital bill for a two day stay that amounted to $65 in the 1930's.

Even when I was little I enjoyed looking through old photo albums that my parents had, the endless antique treasures scattered around Nana and Granddaddy's house, and looking at poems and very old family photos with Grandma while she told me stories about the people in them. Those are among my most fond memories of growing up. For Christmas, I asked Nana and Granddaddy to jot down what they could remember of their family tree. I'm hoping they remember to do that......Nana also said that she'd make copies of some old photos for me. As hokey as it sounds, I'm excited!

2 comments:

Jonny's Mommy said...

Wow. Glad they are gone. I knew there was some bad stuff when you went to visit..not exactly what, but some stuff. I wondered why they were coming down. Needed to abuse you more, or what?

Man...guess moving will be made a little easier knowing you will be further away from them. (?)

Joanna said...

It's a PA thing - something in the water. My in laws didn't stop until their son got in their face about it and said no more - it worked.
Mine? Yeah they don't take hints, or blunt objects too well. Got a bat I could use?