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June 19, 2016

A Fantastic Father's Day
June 19, 2016

Father's Day 2010
A few years ago (2010) our son Jeff and his family spent Father's Day at our house.  It was unusually mild weather for June in South Texas.  We had just recently put the ponds, waterfalls, bird baths, and fountains in the yard.
 Washing tomatoes
I had a flower garden as well as a dozen or so tomato plants.  Our adorable, young granddaughters, picked flowers and tomatoes, washing the tomatoes in a fountain that looked like an old fashioned pump.  We had hammocks and lawn chairs and all enjoyed the afternoon in the yard.
Picking Zinnias

The grandson in the blue shirt leaves for college in a couple of months.

I have a collage of photos of that day on one of the walls at home.  The little girls were in cute matching dresses.  They both had curly hair and looked so precious.  That day is one of my all time favorite memories.  Father's Day 2016 will run a close second to 2010.  This year's celebration was very different.  It was about 100 degrees compared to about 80 degrees on that special day a few years ago.
Two Dads honored Father's Day 2010

This year, after our Sunday School class, Ron and I drove to McAllen where that son and his family now live.  They have added a couple of children since that other Father's Day.  We were served an excellent lunch of brisket, green beans, rolls, and mashed potatoes.  I had taken an angel food cake (our son's favorite), and a Coca-Cola cake.  Everyone enjoyed the food.
Same two Dads this year, napping:
 Ron my husband and Jeff, one of our sons.

Since the girls weren't here this year to pick the zinnias, Ron and I picked them Saturday evening and took two arrangements of zinnias and one vase with 3 tiny pink rose buds.
Their fountain, now cleaned, sealed, and working.
The children scattered to play in various parts of the house.  One took off to go feed the horse.  The three dogs were napping on the porch.  The huge fountain in the back yard had been cleaned and was flowing.  It was the anniversary of the day that they had moved into this nice big house out in the country one year ago.
The three dogs playing.  They play, nap, play, nap, eat, play nap.

The children love playing in the yard, but it was just too hot for that.  We did go out to see the fountain and to play with the dogs briefly.  The cats looked for cool places to rest.  The Dads did the same thing.
Solar lights to go along the sidewalk.
We spent the afternoon catching up on assorted news.  Our daughter-in-law got out some cans of tuna to make sandwiches for supper.  It was a very relaxing, enjoyable day.  It was 10:00 before we got home, but as Ron said, "That was a very nice visit." 
 The youngest grandchild

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