Despite the torrents of rain, which cleared up by the time everyone was ready to leave for home, I think a good time was had by most of everyone in attendance, or I hope it was.
"It all began with the loading of the "food & chairs" into the trailer".
"To the arrival at Southampton's "Long Dock" with it's overcast dark skies".
"A few have already arrived and set up the tables just before our arrival. Hopefully Rob was thanking Auntie Gladys for sending Chinese Food home for him the night before. I am sure he is, as he does depend on her "Carrot Cake", so he is smart enough to stay in her good books."
"Just before we eat, Uncle Reg, alongside Aunt Gerry in this photo, requesting each Masterson family member introduce their familys. Nice touch, Uncle Reg & Aunt Gerry."
"Here is Cousin Suzanne arriving with one of her granddaughters. They were just coming in from Cambridge, and unfortunately didn't escape the downpour."
"Oh here is Poppa Rob encouraging Connor, I am sure, to open his mouth a "little wider" for that chocolate cupcake to go in more."
"....and he "zeros" in, and this is when I get the "big" chocolate cupcake "kiss"! "
"The rain certainly put a damper on the games, but since there were water balloons filled, what was a little more water???? "
"...and of course the "Pinata" is always, literally, a big hit every year."
"I think Connor was enjoying the remains of the "Pinata" more then the candy that was inside by the looks of it."
"Here is Cousin Paula, along with her daughter, Erin, who came to the reunion for her very firt time. I sure hope she enjoyed herself and comes back in future years to come?"
"This is my niece, Stacey's husband, Jay, and their son, Logan, who does not want to give up that bat. No worries, Cousin Vi managed to make at trade off with a bag of candy....lol. Way to go with the bribing Vi, I know it was from past experiences !"
"My niece, Stacey, my sister, Donna, and of course, here I am."
"Things have started winding down, but Rob and Donna's husband, Wayne, are doing some catching up since they haven't seen each other for some time."
"....and my brother, Allan, and Cousin Vi's husband, Ross, obviously catching up too."
"For the "grand final" here is my family that was in attendance this year, such as we are!"
My grandparents, Wesley and Alma (Koenig), had nine surviving children, and those children had all us children, and now our children are having children.....I couldn't imagine not being from a "big" family, as I really love my family and our get togethers. Special thanks always goes to my Auntie Gladys and Auntie Gerry, and my Uncles Basil and Reg, as they are still the glue that holds the pot together, and I really want everyone to know how much they are all appreciated !
There I did it, and as the old saying goes, "better late then never", but then my blog is for my own enjoyment, so I suppose I can be as leisurely as I decide to be some days......lol, as there are those mornings !!!!
Oops, let see what that Old Wiarton Airport Weatherman has to say today?
Of course there would be no rain in today's forecast, the Reunion was yesterday!!! Darn Old Weatherman ! LOL
*Sigh* I think I am well deserving of that second cup of Java this morning, so I think I will take myself right out into my kitchen and have one, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".