“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
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.