The reunion and other adventures

Monday, Oct 08

The Lael/Kramer clan met at the Longhorn Barbecue on Saturday morning, for breakfast, storytelling, joking around, and lots of hugging.  🙂  Cousin Barbara Lynn did a wonderful presentation on our ancestors–all the way back to the Revolutionary War.  We’ve always bragged that we were related to Daniel Boone; alas, the “Lales” were neighbors to the Boones.  Still makes a great story, though.  Calvin, back there a few “greats”, was in the Civil War, a Confederate, captured early on.  He lived into his seventies, though, which is a lot more than many veterans of that conflict could say.
Anyway, the food was good and the company was even better–
Sally and I did some thrift-store shopping in the afternoon–she buys sweaters and repurposes them into fabulous coats–and I proved that I am indeed my mother’s daughter.  I don’t normally shop at Goodwill or Value Village, not because I’m a snob, but because I  have so much junk of my own–in other words, I should be donating, not buying.  But I came across these books–hardcovers, favorites no longer readily available, like Thomas B. Costain’s “The Chalice”, the original “Lake Woebegone Days”, a very nice Mary Ann Williams book about making miracles, a thick and meaty historical novel by Thomas Tryon–I’m set for the winter.  🙂
Saturday evening, we all returned to the Longhorn for a fabulous supper and more visiting.  By the time it was over, I was exhausted, but happily so.
Keep those comments coming.  On Wednesday, I will announce two winners.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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