Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Fragments

Today, I am joining Friday Fragments
(Due to crazy computer problems, this is a very delayed post)

Recap of Sister's Weekend

 
My two sisters and I had a great time together last weekend.  We don't have to do a lot of exciting activities to enjoy ourselves, so "planned spontaneity"  seems to work best for us.

Part of our Saturday outing included a drive through an old community where we spent a memorable two and a half years of our lives, 1957 - 1960.  While driving around, we spotted a childhood friend we had not seen in almost 50 years.  We just had to stop and visit a few minutes.  It was a great time of catching up, sharing memories and a lot of laughs.

Let me tell you a little about our dear friend.
 
Kathy Stewart Holloway, a former longtime girls basketball coach went on to be the first female to serve as president of both the Louisiana High School Coaches Association and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.  She was inducted into the NHSACA Hall of Fame last year in Fargo, N.D, as well as the Louisiana High School Coaches Hall of Fame, and recognized for her distinguished service by the LHSAA.

We are so happy to have been reunited with Kathy.

Well, we couldn't very well visit with Kathy and not go next door and see her precious 90 year old mother.  Mrs. Edith and our mother were dear friends and she shared some of the sweetest stories with us.  Some we had never heard, and some were great reminders of what a special friendship they shared.

 We went on our way and while eating lunch some friends I haven't seen in over 20 years from another memorable period in our lives, entered the restaurant.


Ricky and Jo Anna Johnson are two of the sweetest people you could know.  They were high school friends of ours and were also in the church our father pastored.  It was great seeing them and getting to meet their daughter and twin granddaughters.

These visits were what we in Louisiana call Lagniappe!
(something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure)

I like to think of these times as God's little hugs, just because He loves delighting His children.

Then,
to top off a great day spent together and with friends, we had to have our picture taken in our matching pajamas.  I warn you, these pictures are slightly blurry because my brother-in-law was having a hard time taking his job as photographer seriously.  We weren't doing much better as models, as you will see.
   I love my sisters!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHRISTY!
On Sunday, my beautiful and gifted daughter will have a birthday.  Her grandfather, Poppa, gave her the name "Our Little Joy" because of her humor and outgoing, delightful personality.  She has brought us joy and continues to as we find delight in watching her mother four of our wonderful granddaughters.

 I want to share just a few of my favorite moments with her.
Christy's big brother welcoming her into the family.
Her first trip to her grandparent's and to meet her aunts and uncles.
First Easter
First Christmas
My absolute favorite picture.

Fun with Daddy and Brother John
Fun times with John.
 Last Family Vacation together 
 I love my daughter!
 

3 comments:

  1. Oh, to have sisters! I have always wished for sisters but am blessed with one very, very dear sister in law that is as close as a sister. Love the matching PJ's, what fun!

    And, the photos of Christy, how precious! And, I couldn't help but chuckle at Dick's striped pants. How funny!

    Love that last photo of Christy!

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  2. I just love those little moments...we call them God winks here. Looks like a fun time with sisters!

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  3. I just have one sister and she is married to a Holloway!!!

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