Sunday, February 18, 2018

Being Social

Jack and I are pretty quiet folks.  Well, he's quiet anyway, but we don't have a big posse we hang with every week.  He doesn't have a man cave where his buddies come to watch sports and whatever else goes on in a man cave.  I don't have a she shed.  Wait, I do have the spot where the lawn tractor is stored but it's not too cute for any girl bonding.   However,  we're not hermits either and during the year we have Church socials we attend.  In February it's usually the "Cheap Good Night Out and Chili Cook-Off" social.   It's gone from being a big get-together with chili contests and skits to a more quiet affair.   Yesterday we went and it wasn't as well attended as usual.  I think the younger crowd has better things to do than eat chili!  The food that was there was really good and the chili contest was fun.  But what was better was catching up with a couple that used to live in Ashland but moved to Utah many years ago.   Back here visiting,  they took the time to attend last night and we had a nice time reminiscing about the good old days when we were all young and our kiddos were little.  They had 9 girls! They did finally get a boy after they moved.  (Their son tragically passed away at age 18).  We found out they have 45 Grandkids....yep, they win that contest!  We may not have a packed social schedule but there are people who will always hold a special place in our hearts and memories.  Larry and Sally are one of those couples.   Hopefully they will pass this way again and we can sit and share a meal and some laughs.
Oh the stories we could tell!  Take care you two!


acorn hollow said...

I want a she shed! haha sounds like a nice relaxing night with old friends and old memories.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, YaYa!

I can't think of a single thing that's more fun than eating chili with good friends on a winter evening (as long as you live north of the Mason-Dixon line). (Down here in Florida in the winter the church has a Klondike ice cream bar eating social. :) (Too many parentheses?)

You told a sweet story that resulted from that chance encounter with old friends and neighbors at the church social. Nine daughters, a son and 45 grandkiddos - that's an amazing family! I'm sorry to learn that they lost their boy at such a young age. I hope you run into that nice couple again, and sooner rather than later. Thanks for sharing, dear friend YaYa, and have a wonderful week!

Julia said...

Oops, somehow I missed this one and a few other bloggers. Sorry about that.
You may be a quiet couple but you still look darn good together. We live a pretty quiet life too.
Holy Moly, 45 grandkids sound like a prolific family like my parents had. My family has to rent a hall to have a family gathering. I've lost counts of how many grandkids and great-grandkids my parents have although they are both gone, the family lives on and is growing...

I remember you winning the Chilli contest before. A chili night social sounds like a great idea. It's always so nice seeing old friends that we haven't seen in a long time. I always meet some whenever I go back home for funerals.

HUgs, Julia