Friday, July 8, 2016

Happy 4th of July!!

It has become tradition, family and friends, and they change from year to year, spent the 4th of July with us at Leo's Pond. They come from near and far, bearing meat to grill and wonderful side dishes, we barely had room on 2 big tables in the cabin to hold the bounty.

This year the big surprise was my brother, Denny, from California, now living back here is the little town of Dunlap. Tom and Sue, sitting behind, went to get him Monday morning and Rosanne took him back. A good time was had by all and Denny loved all the food, I'm not sure if Rosanne had to stop and feed him on the way back.

Big Foof, Dean P., Mark W., Cool Grandma Joannie, Janet at the head of the table, Laura and Brian P.

Brock and Brock William getting the fishing pole ready even though the pond was a bed of green!

Joe, Emily, Jack and sons, James and Andrew.

Leah with Lily and baby Brogan.

Bruce, the chief cook, frying up some burgers for Jon and Carson.

Two teachers, one now an administrator, Val and Angie, probably discussing the upcoming school year.

Very cool Grandma, Joannie, tearing a worm in half to bait Lily's hook, now that is ONE COOL GRANDMA!

Lily and Brock William did not let the green slime deter them....

...Brock William reeled in a nice bass that needs a few more years to grow up before he will be a meal.

And Bruce is showing off the latest in manly fishing poles!

The weather couldn't have been more perfect, in the 80's with mostly clouds. We were entertained by these birds, there were 4 or 5 who would sit on the fence posts by the dock and then fly over the water, picking choice morsels out of the green sludge. We finally decided he was a crested groesbeck but now I'm not so sure after googling the bird. So if you know, enlighten me.

We hope your 4th of July was filled with family, friends and fireworks.


  1. AHHH, the mystery is solved, the bird is a cedar waxwing!! Thanks, Kim!

  2. I showed your bird pix to Tom and that's what he said, also the cedar wax wing. What gorgeous pix you took, Julie!! I loved the pix of cousin Joannie tearing up a worm. Strong stomach!! What a grandma, indeed!!! It looked like another wonderful day spent with the loved ones. Hugs honey, love you!! CG