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My Perennials

Wednesday, July 09, 2014


Last year we took out our fish ponds and filled in the space, put a waterfall and all perennials.
This is only it's second year but the flowers are just beautiful. I especially love the lilies. My lavender was taken up in the spring and put at the back of this bed, it really grew tall and spread a lot so it's in a better place. It is coming along okay and I expect to get lavender in the fall, that I'll dry and make sachets for my drawers, like I did last year.









And of course our little Snooks, I don't know if I've put this photo on before. It looks like she is saying, "I love you Mom!" At least I like to think that's what she's saying, lol


  
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CIROHIO 7/10/2014 11:22AM

    absolutely beautiful! you must have a green thumb. Snooks you so happy and relaxed! How is Rolly doing? emoticon to you both!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/10/2014 8:50AM

    Your flower beds are gorgeous, Gloria. Someone has a green thumb!

I love that picture of Snooks...what a photogenic little furbaby!

PS: Is that a real dog or a fake dog next to Snooks?

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IMEMINE1 7/10/2014 7:04AM

    Beautiful garden. And I think that's exactly what she's saying. emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 7/10/2014 2:36AM

    Very pretty!

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TIMEHASCOME56 7/9/2014 11:27PM

    that is beautiful emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 7/9/2014 10:01PM

    Love all of the pics, how beautiful!

Snooks is stunning too I might add!

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SEWISTLADY 7/9/2014 9:46PM

    Beautiful flower beds! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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MLC721 7/9/2014 9:09PM

    With such a beautiful yard, no wonder you get so much joy sitting out on your porch!
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RAINBOWMF 7/9/2014 7:28PM

    Lovely, just love it all.
Little Snooks too

Hugs Mary

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REGILIEH 7/9/2014 6:11PM

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SUSIEPH1 7/9/2014 5:06PM

    Gloria dear ..your garden bed is beautiful ..I remember when you first planted it .. Loved Snooks in his bed too ..
Lots of love to,you all ..Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FLSUNSHINE31 7/9/2014 4:42PM

    Gloria, just beautiful, should get a best yard award for this. Thanks for sharing, and hope you are having good weather. We are starting to have our afternoon storms.

Marsha


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ARCHIEMITCHELL 7/9/2014 4:02PM

    Beautifully designed garden space and plants. I can imagine how frant the air is the space.
Don't forget your virtual roses, Gloria. emoticon
Nancy

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HAPPYMOM8 7/9/2014 3:37PM

    From one flower lover to another--Gorgeous!!
Pat and POOCHIE!
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KITT52 7/9/2014 3:04PM

    very nice pictures...

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POLYANNA2 7/9/2014 3:01PM

    Gloria, your perennial garden is absolutely beautiful, and so is your Snooks. Of course she's saying she loves you. She's probably saying it a lot more than you realize.
Enjoy sitting out looking at all your lovely flowers.
Hugs
Carol

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I AM . . . .

Saturday, July 05, 2014


  
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1BEACHWALKER 7/6/2014 10:23PM

    emoticon You go girl!!

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CIROHIO 7/6/2014 9:17PM

    emoticon so true! Happy emoticon of a new week! emoticon

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CVRONEK 7/6/2014 3:30PM

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LIVINGFREE19 7/5/2014 11:15PM

    This is really awesome!

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday, my friend!

Big (((HUGS)))

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GRANJERRY1 7/5/2014 8:16PM

    Such a lovely thought Gloria
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IMEMINE1 7/5/2014 7:33PM

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SUSIEPH1 7/5/2014 4:51PM

    Just love it Gloria ... Go Girl Go ...
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SPARKFRAN514 7/5/2014 4:42PM

    Thank you just what i needed to get me back to giving this journey 100 % and not the 5% I gave the last month ..

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RAINBOWMF 7/5/2014 11:55AM

    Go Gloria Go

Believe and it is true.

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Love Mary

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GAYLLYNNE 7/5/2014 10:07AM

    Oh yes, me too!!!!

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KITT52 7/5/2014 9:52AM

    that was so beautiful....and true...thanks for making my day...I will be sharing this with others women today

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TUTUNAN 7/5/2014 9:46AM

    This describes us well!

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 7/5/2014 9:41AM

    Gloria a wonderful choice. I hope Rolly is beginning to improve.
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FLSUNSHINE31 7/5/2014 9:33AM

    Gloria, may we never get too old to dance. :) Have a great day and praying this is a better day for you and Rolly.

Hugs and prayers.
Marsha/FL

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NUTRON3 7/5/2014 9:23AM

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TIMEHASCOME56 7/5/2014 9:17AM

    I love that, emoticon

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JAROL7 7/5/2014 9:14AM

    Thanks for your commitment to our 70s team page.

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Happy Canada Day!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014





Enjoy Canada's Birthday today!

Happy 1st of July!

  
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LIVINGFREE19 7/4/2014 1:13AM

    Happy Canada Day belated!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/2/2014 12:46PM

    Happy Canada Day, Spark Mom!

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IMEMINE1 7/2/2014 11:29AM

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RAINBOWMF 7/1/2014 7:03PM

    Enjoy your evening Gloria.

Happy Canada Day emoticon emoticon

Hugs Mary

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SUSIEPH1 7/1/2014 5:10PM

    emoticon .have a great day Gloria.
Love Susie emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 7/1/2014 3:38PM

    today is your day enjoy Friday is our big day emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CVRONEK 7/1/2014 12:32PM

    Happy Canada day!!! emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 7/1/2014 11:24AM

    I sent you something but thought it was the same day as our July 4th.
Sorry.
You will like it. You will find the notice of it in your e-mail
Irene

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POLYANNA2 7/1/2014 9:32AM

    HAPPY CANADA DAY Gloria and Rolly!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 7/1/2014 9:21AM

    Happy Canada Day to you too.
I hope Rolly is progressing well.
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P.S. July 1st is my birthday.

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KITT52 7/1/2014 8:54AM

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FLSUNSHINE31 7/1/2014 8:39AM

    Gloria, praying that you are enjoying your Canada Day. I didn't realize yours was a different date. Proves we never get too old to learn something new. :

Hope that both you and Rolly are having a great day, and we just have to take a day at a time don't we? Hugs and prayers.
Marsha


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-BLESSINGS- 7/1/2014 8:06AM

    ~HAPPY JULY~
BLESSings ALLways ~Deby

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Thank you!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Thank you for all the prayers, thoughts, comments, goodies, hugs and concern for me and my husband. He had his surgery yesterday and came through it fine. Visited with him last night when they put him in his room and the freezing was out and he said he felt okay. Today they'll get him up and start physiotherapy, which will help a great deal. He will probably be home by Sunday.

I am taking a couple of days off everything! I'm not going up to the hospital but have some of his family going up to spend some time with him. I plan to just relax, rest and recuperate. The past few weeks have been hectic and worrisome.

Again, thank you!

My husband and our wee, sweet Snooks!


  
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1BEACHWALKER 7/6/2014 10:21PM

    So happy to hear the good news about your hubby!! Such a great pic of him and Snooks!! Wishing him to emoticon and be able to come home soon! emoticon

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CIROHIO 6/27/2014 4:31PM

    Hi Gloria! So happy to hear the out come is good. Glad Rolly is feeling better. Yes you need to rest your self this is all emotional and physical draining. Kick those legs up and grab a good book! Love this picture of your 2 sweeties! Take care, emoticon and emoticon Cathe

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LIVINGFREE19 6/26/2014 4:45PM

    That is wonderful that the surgery went well!

I love the pic, how cute!

Enjoy your relaxing time!!!

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IMEMINE1 6/26/2014 5:39AM

    That is great news.
You take care of yourself.
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MOTHER-NATURE 6/25/2014 11:16PM

    Gloria ... Healing prayers going out to Rolly as he recovers from his surgery. Please rest up and take good care of yourself also. I love the picture you shared of Rolly and snooks.

Hugs

Niki

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RAINBOWMF 6/25/2014 10:37PM

    You be your own best friend and take a nice staycation.

I am send you a BIG emoticon .

Love Mary

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NOTSPEEDY 6/25/2014 8:09PM

    Thanks for the update. So happy to hear that Rolly is doing well. Hopefully it will take care of his pain.
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SUSIEPH1 6/25/2014 5:58PM

    Gloria dear.. Thank you so much for posting ..
So very glad Rolly is doing well .. Take this time you have been offered and rest my friend ... Drink plenty of water and get your legs up ..your exercise will be up and down to the toilet ..
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Great you have relatives and friends to visit Rolly and no doubt yourself .. Enjoy some down time now the operation is over ..
Love Susie and Bobby ... emoticon . Bobby sends Doggie Kisses to Snooks ... emoticon emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 6/25/2014 12:42PM

    Glad you and hubby are doing Fine and way to go taking me time so you are ready for him to come home. will continue to pray that things go as planned .
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KITT52 6/25/2014 11:50AM

    great news....you can now relax a bit and get some much needed rest...

take care

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 6/25/2014 11:33AM

    I'm so happy to hear Rolly has pulled through surgery with flying colours. Good news too that family members will help out with a little of the visiting.
I loved the picture with you handsome Rolly and your beautiful cat.
Take of yourself, Gloria.
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IDLETYME 6/25/2014 10:18AM

    Good news about your hubby being on the mend and him having some other family come to visit. Take advantage of a little alone time for yourself so you can say healthy.
Prayers and best wishes to you both!!! emoticon

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DIDMIS 6/25/2014 10:11AM

    Gloria I am so glad it is over and you have people helping out so you can rest and recuperate. See you when you can but we do understand.

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TUTUNAN 6/25/2014 10:08AM

    So thankful all went well.

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GRANJERRY1 6/25/2014 9:40AM

    Gloria really good knowing that & a very good decision of taking time for yourself. Hope the swelling in your legs is better....

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POLYANNA2 6/25/2014 9:22AM

    I am so happy to hear that all went so well for Rolly. I'm sure you do feel like a wash rag right now, but a happy one, so you rest up and we'll see you when you're up to it.
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REGILIEH 6/25/2014 9:19AM

    Good for you taking some time off! I think the emotional tiredness is much more tiring than the physical side.

I will keep both of you in my prayers.

Hugs!

Anne

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CVRONEK 6/25/2014 9:17AM

    Gloria, I had a feeling that things would work out and I am so very happy, that it did.

How wonderful that family will be with Rolly and you can recuperate! You really do need some time to relax and regroup. Your wee Snooks and Sunny boy, will help with that, as well.

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FLSUNSHINE31 6/25/2014 9:15AM

    Gloria, that is smart of you to get some much needed rest. You will be busy when he comes home. Prayers still going up for the both of you. Hugs

Marsha/FL

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Photos from my Family's Reunion - June 21

Sunday, June 22, 2014

I had a beautiful day yesterday with family. We have many family in our area and though not everyone could come to the due, we had a great turnout. I'd guess that perhaps 80 came, maybe more than that.

The weather was perfect and we had such a fun time together. The theme this year was Crazy Hats and some of the hats worn were hilarious! We also held our auction with a woman member being such a great and funny auctioneer. This money goes towards our next Reunion. There was races for the youngsters, games for the adults and lots of going around chatting with the individual families. Some came from far and wide too.

As promised, here are a few of my photos from the day, I have literally hundreds!

Two of my grown grandsons with their families (these two are my son's boys)


My sister and I . . . we are the matriarchs of the family


Some of the hats worn, they were being judged too, lol


Children's races


Some of the youngest who worn crazy hats


Some were shy in their hats


A few of the tables for the meal together


Auction table with lots of goodies to be sold off


Many beautiful posters were hung around the pavillion, too numerous to post here. One with Memories of those who have passed on (with their photos); one with the newest members of our clan; one of reunions past, etc. A lot of thought and planning and hard work went into this yearly reunion and was appreciated and enjoyed by all.

Part of our clan; some had already gone home, some were in another area of the park when photo was taken


My niece, who was our hostess for this year's reunion; she did a beautiful job!


And now . . . I'm tuckered right out after yesterday. Maybe I'm not as young as I think I am? lol Getting things ready and organized today and tomorrow for my husband's surgery on Tuesday. I'll blog again after his operation is all over and he's on the road to recover!

Enjoy your Sunday!

  
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SUSIEPH1 6/24/2014 2:15AM

    Loved your photos Gloria Dear, so glad your reunion was perfect ..your niece did a marvellous job ..
Something to remember .. Love Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMEMINE1 6/23/2014 12:48PM

    Beautiful pictures. Your niece did do a great job by the looks of things. emoticon

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ELLIE381 6/23/2014 6:30AM

    It sounds like you had another wonderful reunion Gloria. So much fun.
Thanks for sharing it with us. The pictures tell us a lot of what happened.
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LIVINGFREE19 6/23/2014 3:24AM

    Love the pics!

You have a very big family, how nice!

I hope you have a great week!

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1BEACHWALKER 6/23/2014 2:08AM

    Looks like loads of fun!! Great pics!!
The hat idea was a good one!! Glad you had a good time and was able to focus on that for the day. Hope all goes really well for Rolly and his surgery Tuesday. Keeping you in my thoughts Gloria! emoticon

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MLC721 6/22/2014 10:39PM

    So glad the weather was beautiful and so many came out. I'm glad it was a happy day for you, my friend.

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RAWHIDE64 6/22/2014 9:51PM

    Gloria, that was great. Thanks for sharing.

Lew

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HARROWJET 6/22/2014 4:20PM

    The weather was so nice too. I am glad you had a good time.

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GLORYB2014 6/22/2014 4:08PM

    Commenting here about the hats . . . I made one, had a straw hat and put a big spider on the top of it and a big butterfly on the front of it. I dislike wearing hats of any kind but had it on when I first went. My daughter saw it and loved it and since she hadn't made one, I gave her the hat to wear. Suited her much better, lol.
As for my sister, she wore one and I have pictures of her in it, just didn't put one on here, sorry.

P.S - In the photo of some with hats on, my daughter Sue is in all blue clothes and my sister is at the front middle, the very short, tiny lady!

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SPARKFRAN514 6/22/2014 3:18PM

    looks like a wonderful day and fun time for everyone and the hats are great i love hats . emoticon need some good summer hats. have a good rest today and enjoy reliving the memories. thanks for sharing .

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DIDMIS 6/22/2014 2:57PM

    Loved your reunion. Thanks for inviting me through your pictures. Only one thing was lacking. Where were you and your sister's hats?
I loved all of the pictures.
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Love you.
Irene

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CVRONEK 6/22/2014 1:54PM

    Just what I waqnted to see! A beautiful blog, of a beautiful time, by a neautiful lady.

Thank you, so much Gloria.

Did you bring food home to Rolly? I know he enjoyed hearing about it all.

Rest up, now and ahve a good Sunday. emoticon

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NOTSPEEDY 6/22/2014 1:50PM

    What an awesome time. The only time we are in a group that large is for our church picnic and pool party. The pictures are great! The only thing missing is your hat lol.

I'll be praying for you and Rolly.
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REGILIEH 6/22/2014 1:41PM

    Your niece is so cute and I love her hat! All of the pictures were great but my favorite is the one of you and your sister!

What a great family get together! Fabulous!

Thank you for sharing!!!

Anne

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RAINBOWMF 6/22/2014 1:16PM

    Looked like a great family reunion. So nice you get to have them.
Did someone step up for next year or have they decided on the 5 year time frame?

You did a good job with pictures, thanks for sharing.

Hugs Mary

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ARCHIEMITCHELL 6/22/2014 1:14PM

    Thank you for posting some of your photos of your large, happy family, Gloria. The idea of fancy hats brought forth everyone's creative side. I especially loved the baby with her sweet little hat perched so securely on her head.

It looks like you enjoyed perfect weather as well.
Relax now with your happy mempories.
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SHIRLEYX 6/22/2014 11:56AM

    So nice to have such a large family reunion. It's certainly fun to get together and be able to chat with everyone in one spot. The crazy hat theme was a great idea. I love looking at the photos!

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GRANJERRY1 6/22/2014 11:15AM

    God Bless the family Gloria....So glad you could catch up with the family before Rolly heads for his surgery.

Your sis & you seem to be well deserved matriarchs of the family, God Bless you both and may you'll see many many more reunions together.

All the best for Tuesday...


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MRSJERRYBUSH 6/22/2014 11:05AM

    Wonderful pictures, Gloria. And what a great turnout!

Good luck to hubby for surgery.

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KITT52 6/22/2014 10:41AM

    wonderful pictures...the one with your sister is precious, both have a fantastic smile....

thanks for sharing

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POLYANNA2 6/22/2014 10:26AM

    Now that's what I call a party!!! Loved seeing all those smiling faces and funny hats and kids at play. Children bring out our own inner child, so fun for everyone. I can well imagine you'd be worn out, but that too probably felt good. Hope you had a great night's sleep and can just spend today thinking about what a wonderful day yesterday was. Then tomorrow you can move on to worrying about Rolly, a perfectly natural thing to do, but it will only be one more day and the whole thing will be done and he can get on with getting better with you at his side helping him every step of the way.
I am looking forward to hearing how well he did, and in the meantime, you are both in my thoughts.
Hugs
Carol

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FLSUNSHINE31 6/22/2014 10:15AM

    Loved to hear about the reunion, so glad you had a good turn out, and wonderful support by all.
You and Rolly are in my prayers, I am getting ready to leave for church now.

Marsha/FL
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