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WORD FROM THE WIFE

Everyone, except the cat, had a great week-end
Peggy Cooke

We had a great gathering of the clan for the weekend for a pre-Easter celebration.

We celebrated early because granddaughter Kennedy is headed back to Savannah, GA for her final year of school. She and her Mom are leaving bright and early Wednesday morning for lots of driving and visiting.

Kennedy was treated to a custom made cake by Glenda Morgan ofGMCakesanditfeatured some of Kennedy’s cartoons on the top. It was quite remarkable!

At our clan gathering, we had 15 people, 4 dogs and 1 angry cat who spent most of the weekend in the woods due to the 4 dogs being here.

Noelia (with a little help from a lot of others) did a shrimp and crawfish boil with sausage, potatoes, corn and onions to go with it.

Kyle brought some Boudain and different cheeses from Houston.

We were outside all weekend and the weather was just perfect for that.

We had a houseful of boys the early part of the week and they enjoyed roasting wieners and making “smores.” (You know how boys love to play in a fire— even one from a fire pit!)

Sunday Kathy made a ham and Bill made a big salad and home-made coleslaw, so we all got plenty to eat for the weekend.

In fact, Christine remarked that she wishes there were more photos of our family when we weren’t eating.

Kathy said that would be like getting a photo of Bigfoot!

Much fun was had by all!

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In case you haven’t been outside in the last few days, go out, it’s Spring out there!

Bill and I drove to Cameron to see grandson, Kevin, in the Thorndale High School One Act Play Monday, and we were amazed that, practically overnight, everything was painted in various shades of green.

Some of those green trees (brown just last week) were even blooming as are the azaleas and redbuds around town.

The fields are already covered in wild mustard or other “weeds” and the bluebonnets are already out and are beautiful, as usual.

I know it’s not magic, but how could all this happen so quickly when we weren’t looking?

The wisteria (Bill calls it liriope) is blooming in the woods behind our house and, although the yard still needs a lot of Spring sprucing, everything looks really pretty.

They say we will be having one more “cold spell” this weekend but it is indeed Spring as far as I am concerned.

Tra la la la!


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