Facebook has added a new feature. If you would like, it will give you notifications of what you posted each date however many years ago. Roland, Jenna and I had spent the day driving and spending time with friends in McMinnville. I happened to check facebook with only an hour left on September 5th - or else I would have missed reminiscing some great posts of years past.
In 2010 I posted that I enjoyed spending the day playing games with the family. At that point Bill and Kayla were not married. Corey and Kayla were both at home and Roland and I decided to visit. Patrick's family had also come. They were about to leave to go home and make dinner, but I had actually made a huge chicken salad sandwich which I had put on a loaf of French bread and cut it into pieces, but there was still plenty left for Patrick's family.
Ellen and Candy loved the chicken salad and ate it all up. I was happy that I didn't have to take any leftovers home. I was grateful too for the extra time it had given us to play games. I have always enjoyed playing games with the family.
One year later I had posted how much I enjoyed the Walden Family reunion. I was introduced to the Walden family after Jenna had turned one. They are related to the boys by their mother. Very hospitable people (mentioned in this post)
Jenna, Biff and I had planned on going to the reunion in 2013 but for whatever reason did not go. Labor Day was on September 2nd. Mom had gone into the hospital on the 1st. I was scheduled to teach a class to the youth. I heard my phone go off during my lesson. I knew it was about mom.
On September 5, 2013 I posted the following: "This post is for those interested in the welfare of [June Cannon] - who was doing so spectacular before Sunday morning, and a freak fall sent her to the hospital. . She is now in hospice at St. Marks room 3W21. They are making her as comfortable as possible. Those who would like the details can message me and I will let you know. Or if you are friends with [Peggy] or [Corey] you can learn more details on their fb pages." Still with family - but not a fun way. My mom passed away five days later.
This year Roland will work on Labor day this year. He will take off Wednesday - which is our anniversary. Celebrations this year won't include the same group of people. Two of my sibs remain in Utah, one in Las Vegas.
On Saturday we went to McMinnville to spend some time with Beth and Graham - who loaded our trunk with food. Graham also parted with the clarinet he had played which had remained in the closet since their arrival in McMinnville. So Roland and Jenna are able to practice together - even if Jenna leaves her instrument at school. Here are a few of the pictures that we took.