Friday, March 27, 2015

Spring Gathering


Note: The last 5 pictures I didn't take, I stole them off facebook because I'm cool like that :)

So anyway over the weekend it was time for Spring Gathering. It's been a few years since we've been to Spring Gathering.

Earl told us the story:
One guy from this family was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The family asked what they could do for him. He said he wanted to have one last shin dig before the Good Lord called him home and wanted the whole family invited. They planned this big gathering and people from all over the country planned on coming in. 10 days before the "shin dig" he passed away. The family decided to go ahead and have the get together in his honor because that's what he would have wanted. From there they've been holding this every year in his honor as well as to honor all of those who have been lost. It's just a huge gathering of family and friends.
Usually it is a 3 day event. Hubby, Tbug, Abug and I weren't able to go and stay for the whole thing. We made appearances Friday and Saturday nights because at our house it seems like our weekends are either all or nothing. Sometimes that will wear a person out.

Tbug entered the Chili contest. It was people's choice and they only announced 1st place (which Early won) so we're not sure how well Tbug's chili did but hers was all gone so that's a good sign, right? I dunno :). Anyway it was a lot of fun!

Sunday Zebra Girl had her birthday party out there. Sadly we missed it but let me tell you her cake looked amazing!

So a fun story from Friday night:
Our friend Lee recently had to buy a new truck. He bought a one ton Ford extended cab. Nice truck. It's just 2 wheel drive which really around these parts you maybe need 4x4 10 times a year... between mud and snow? So really not an issue until you need it and don't have it. Well he hauled their camper down there and was told to put it in this specific spot. The day before it rained all day so mud. Lee was having trouble getting traction without his tires spinning and he was getting frustrated (although part of his frustration stemmed from everyone giving him fits about having a 2 wheel drive truck...). Anyway Rowdy went and got the tractor, hooked it on to the back of the trailer and pulled while Lee pushed and they were able to get his trailer where he was told to take it. Earl said, don't tell a bunch of rednecks you can't put a trailer where it's supposed to be. ha!
And that's a wrap for this year's Spring Gathering.

4 comments:

  1. I think anytime you cook something and all of it gets eaten, it's a good thing. :-)
    What a great idea. We do something similar, but we only do it once every five years. Then we talk about family going all the way back to France.
    Have a blessed weekend, all! ♥

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  2. What a fun time. I wanna go to one lol

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  3. That is awesome they have those days to honor their loved one. Love the sunset picture!

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