With my sister visiting from England after many years and the weather so nice and warm, everyone wanted to have BBQ’s for them. Great Alberta Beef (world renowned) was on the menu.
A BBQ at my son’s place.
The British said they were having too many hamburgers so my niece, Chandra decided to do BBQ steak. Oddly enough I guess we were all so excited we forgot to take pictures. It was another beautiful day and the most exquisite of meals. The steak was perfection.
A BBQ at Jim and Tanya’s place.
On Saturday we gathered for food and a wonderful time of ‘catch-up’, good food and lively conversations. Most of my cousins I hadn’t seen since I was in my teens. It was amazing to see how we’d aged. I had a picture in my mind of each and every one of my cousins who attended – all as teens.As children we often visited Aunt Mary (dad’s sister) and Uncle Emil (mom’s brother) on Sundays. Aunt Mary was a fantastic cook. We were double cousins – but the best part was they had a child to match every one of me and my siblings. We always had playmates and things to do when we visited back and forth. It was so enjoyable to reunite with them.
The food served was reminiscent of the old day when families gathered on Sundays to enjoy our day of rest.
This summer – August long week-end we had a Miller Family Reunion outside Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina is the Capital of Saskatchewan the province I grew up in.
Regina Parliament Building
It was nice to meet my sister Isabelle and her family. I had not seen them in fourteen years. We stayed at the same hotel and had time together there so our visits extended into mornings and late evening as well.
Isabelle and Larry – with George hiding his face.
I brought print copies of my books and sold them all – thanks mainly to Kevin and Lynette McGill – our hosts.
Sleep Inn the hotel we stayed in
I was also happy to see my brother Larry who lives in the east. I hadn’t seen him in nine years. He was always my playmate and buddy from the time we were kids.
Larry and I on the smoking verandah.
George and I on the verandah
And of course my sister Nola who I see often and never tire of seeing. Her son and his wife hosted the reunion.
Nola and I. No, it’s my books in the box. We are not for sale at $10.00 each.