“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat. In our mad rush for progress and modern improvements let's be sure we take along with us all the old-fashioned things worth while.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, April 06, 2012

My 'Walton' Style Family

Four Generations
Today was a mix of planned and unplanned events.  'Pa' had planned on bowling with 'John Boy' and 'Jim Bob'.  I had planned on going to 'Ike Godsey's General Mercantile' to pick up the smoked ham I ordered for Easter dinner.  Some time this morning our oldest daughter, 'Mary Ellen,' called to see if our grandson could visit as she had a migraine and still had to hunt down her newborn's heart medicine from a pharmacy in 'Charlottesville.'  Sure, we'd take 'John Curtis' for the day.  He ended up bowling and having a wonderful time with his grandpa.  'Mary Ellen' ended up at five pharmacies before getting what she needed.  'John Boy' .. our oldest was supposed to eat dinner with us, but had other plans with friends by late afternoon.  Of course, we always have an extra place (or two) at the dinner table ... so when 'Mary Ellen' called and hinted that she was tired and asked what I was making for dinner, I extended an invite.  Her husband, 'Dr. Curtis Willard,' would join us on his way home from the office.  In typical 'Walton' fashion, a few more plates were added to the table and I made another side dish (buttered carrots) to s.t.r.e.t.c.h. the meal.  After dinner, this 'Ma' got to hold and rock the baby and observe 'John Curtis' put together a jig-saw puzzle next to the fire while dishes were being washed and put away. 

Good night John Boy,
Good night Pa,
Good night, Ma,
Good night Jim Bob
Good night Mary Ellen


Felisol said...

Sleep tight Mrs. Mac.!
Aren't your family blessed to know they are welcome to share joys and sorrows around a table.
I wish you all an even more blessed Resurrection Day.
From felisol

Rebecca said...

Makes for a busy day, doesn't it? (What a clever way to view your day!)

Hope your Easter weekend continues to be full of family, joy, hope and blessings.

Sandy said...

Mrs. Mac
Love your post, there is nothing better than family getting together.
Have a Happy Easter and God Bless.

Star said...

Yes, you definitely are a Waltons family. Rejoice in your numbers and have a wonderful Easter together.

Humble wife said...

~LOVE~ this post! What a lovely day, and how wonderful that any meal will stretch when love is involved!

Amazing photo!

Jada's Gigi said...

Oi truly love days like this although they are rare for us...

Anonymous said...

I used to love that show when I was a kid! Is Sean in that picture? I need a face to go with the potatoes. Hahaha! Thanks again for the recipe. It's definitely a KEEPER! So good!!!

Mrs. Mac said...

@ Kim .. the 'bald' guy .. far left :) Glad you liked the recipe. :)