The timing of this particular weekend worked out really well. Aunt Janice and Uncle Terry had planned a special family dinner for the whole family. While this was something we did on a regular basis when Grandmama was alive, after she passed away it became increasingly difficult to get everyone together. Aunt Janice and Uncle Terry have done a great job keeping the tradition alive by at least planning something special once a year or so. They planned the night well in advance so even Cec and Matt could make the trip up. That next day happened to also be the day that Daddy was to sing a solo in church, so because Cec would be in town not only would she be able to hear it, but she and I decided to take advantage of her being here by us singing a duet during another part of the service. (Steve was really nice to program these 2 things into the service for us).
It was so great to have everyone together. It had been quite some time since we had seen Uncle Mickey, yet to my surprise, Brittain went to him as if they hadn’t missed a beat. It was so sweet. Of course the southern, home cooked meal was delicious. The evening was wonderful and we wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Thanks to Aunt Janice and Uncle Terry for going to so much trouble.