Monday, December 21, 2009

Family and Friends

Sorry for the lack of posts, folks. Christmas activities are taking first place on my to-do list, and there doesn't seem to be enough time to squeeze in a post or two. I'll have more time after Christmas to get back to Itawamba Connections, but right now the focus is on friends and family. Last Friday was Cousin Sue's 80th birthday luncheon, then it was an evening with long-time Itawamba friends that included dinner and tickets to see Scrooge, the musical. Saturday rolled around, and it was time for the annual Pennington Christmas party, held at the Cardsville Volunteer Fire Department. This year we were fortunate enough to have Cousin Bobby Gene and his wife Vivian join us all the way from Georgia, but unfortunately Cousin Shelia had an emergency appendectomy the day before so we were missing a few of her family. Hopefully, I'll get pictures posted soon from our get-together, which included great food, fellowship and bingo! Following the Pennington party, my family spent the night down the road in Fessie and Beck's house. We enjoyed more fellowship with multiple games of Rook. Tomorrow, after a morning at work, I'll be taking Cousins Sue and Lucy to visit Aunt Coleen in Fulton. It's the people in your life that make the holidays memorable. The blog can wait. In the meantime, here is a photograph from a Pennington Christmas in 1963 or 1964, at Aunt Tootsie's house.

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