Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Well I made it back from the funeral in good spirits. I was moved by the service. It was short and sweet. We went through places in Alabama that I've never heard of like Frisco City, Grove Hill, Eutaw, Demopolis, Aliceville and then to Reform. I was so sleepy on my way back but my co-workers who I was riding with just wouldn't let me sleep. They were all forgiven but the entire drive there and back was a great adventure.
My 4th of July was awesome. My parents came over from MS on the 3rd and stayed until the 5th. One of my sisters, the oldest, along with my nephew from TX were at my house as well. My sister and I stayed up all night on Friday just laughing and talking. When we looked up at the clock, it was 3:00 a.m. I could feel my eyes closing beyond despair and that's when I departed her company.
The smell of salmon patties filled the house early Saturday morning as I woke up at 7:00. I knew my mom was in the kitchen doing what she likes doing. There was still much sleep in my eyes, but I got on up to let my mom know I appreciated her for cooking breakfast. As breakfast was slowly passing over, mom was right back in the kitchen preparing yet more food like chicken, baked beans, potato salad, smoked sausage, shrimp, fish, meatballs....am I missing anything? Well we all tried to get in the kitchen and help her but she just wanted us to sit back and enjoy.
Don't ever drive to Pensacola Beach on the 4th of July. That was a huge mistake taking my family over there. The only thing they got to see was water from the car because once we crossed the bridge, there were so many cars and people from all walks of life. I think I even saw Elvis and Tupac. My sister said that she would rather leave than try to find somewhere to park, so we just turned the car around and headed home. Whew!!! I am sweating just thinking of it.
We then went to church on Sunday for 8:00a.m. I'm glad I chose the earlier service because after that, I was no good to anybody. I was so exhausted but I held up until my folks left around 3:00 that evening. I enjoyed their company as always and I will look forward to seeing them again soon.