Early readers of this blog will remember many pictures like this. This particular one just happened to be the first time, Hatch, NM, September 2010.
At least once a year, if not more, there has been another incident just like this. The generator doesn’t start. LeRoy has to get out in his grubby clothes, saved just for such occasions, pull the heavy beast out and try to find the problem THIS time, almost always fuel related. The last Sunday before we arrived here at the Landing, the problem was that it wouldn’t shut off! All summer, LeRoy has been looking for a reasonably priced replacement and this week, he found one! So very soon this
will be replaced by this
in a new rear bay position. The tool boxes will be moved up to where the gold generator sits and the new green generator will go in this spot.
There will be alterations to be made, but I for one am ready to move on! There have been far too many winter trips when we froze because we heat with electric heat and summer trips when we sweltered because, again, we are dependent upon electricity.
Granddaughter Jadelyn is a busy girl this year in middle school. I had a picture last year of her on the cheer squad and this week, we watched her playing volleyball. She served four scoring serves in a row, putting her team in the lead. We were very proud of her!
Today was a familiar trip to a family reunion, but the setting was all new. It was still in the Tecumseh (KS) city park, but since last year they have built a nice new shelter house with inside bathrooms and a nice kitchen, in addition to air conditioning!
Greeting us at the gate is a new carved statue of Chief Tecumseh.
There’s another carving that has many sides to look at, starting with an eagle on top, which of course caught our attention.
But inside, the family that gathered was familiar. This is the reunion of the descendants of my great-grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Melton, but none of their children and only a couple of their grandchildren are still living. Today’s gathering included descendants of my grandparents, John and Bernice Melton, and those of one of the two daughters. The group is about the same each year with a few different family members from year to year. Since I’m the youngest child of the second youngest child, my second cousins are closer to my age than their parents were. I grew up with them and it’s always fun to see them again. This is a selfie on a grand scale!