Here's my cousin Marilyn's husband Darrell, cousin Judy, cousin Marilyn, Avery, and my daughter Jolie.
This was my elementary school. I attended there from Kindergarten through 8th grade. They tore down the actual building because it was probably 100 years old. They did leave the stone door frame from the original building. They made new buildings with Headstart in the brick area and a senior center on the right. It was sad that the school had moved, but I'm so glad they left a part of it.
Avery with her cousins, Olivia and Emily, and of course, the birthday girl, Aunt Jean. She was eighty last Saturday and her son and daughter in law had a great spread with lots of fried chicken, cole slaw, hush puppies, baked beans, pigs in the blanket, birthday cake and ice cream. Everyone made us feel so welcome.
We are planning on going back next summer and we want to stay longer and be able to take Avery to see the Children's Museum, the home of James Whitcomb Riley, the stadium where the Colts play, downtown Indianapolis,etc. We spent so much time just trying to catch up that before we knew it our time had flown by. I truly had sore stomach muscles from all the laughing. I know that had to be good for me. Jolie and Avery seemed to really enjoy themselves too. I have some more pictures that I'll share at another time.
This has been a fun weekend. Avery and I went to a Care Fair Saturday at the local college in Augusta. They had lots of exhibits and a fashion show and aerobics presentation. We loved it. Lots of door prizes, but we didn't win anything. Then we went to the mall and it was very crowded. I guess more schools are opening tomorrow and people were frantically getting last minute school clothes. Avery is liking third grade so far.
That's about all the update I have now. I pray everyone has a great week and I hope to be better about posting. I have had so much catch-up to do after vacation and extra reports. God is good and I am so blessed.