November 22, 2005

Summer photo for a grey November day


We’ll have a small group at my mother's house for Thanksgiving. My out-of-town siblings will wait until Christmas to come home. But Blonde Sister will bring her family, and I will bring mine, and that will make thirteen at the table.

My Beautiful Smart Wonderful Daughter will be home, traveling a whole seven miles to get here. Red-haired Niece, who also attends Snowstorm University, will be coming with her. The only person traveling any distance at all will be Schoolteacher Niece, coming in from the Big City Like No Other City.

We are eager to hear how Schoolteacher Niece has enjoyed her first semester of grad school in the Big City. Last time I really talked to her was up at camp this summer. Here is a photo I took while we were all hanging out down by the dock, eating and talking, enjoying the warm air. I imagine that after three months of doing grad work and adjusting to life in the Big City, those lazy days of sunbathing by the dock up at camp must seem very far away.

13 comments:

Teri said...

I'm longing for summer now. Sunbathing by the dock, indeed.

Not Scott said...

Jeez,

give us some warning about photos like this. I usually get kicked out of the library for looking at these types of websites.

Lilian said...

beautiful picture and niece :)

I "tagged" you, feel free to respond or not, of course... You create the best memes yourself, and don't really needs other people's :)

peripateticpolarbear said...

That child is old enough to be a school teacher? Grad student?
HOw did I get so old that she looks about 13 to me?

New Kid on the Hallway said...

Thirteen people is a small group???

Wow, mind-blowing for someone from a family of four and no nearby relatives...

Leslee said...

Oh, how I wish it was still warm...and I had a dock...and looked that good in a bathing suit...and it was still warm...and it was still warm...

halloweenlover said...

Ahhh, lovely picture for a dreary day. Beautiful niece.

jo(e) said...

Scott: That is MY NIECE! An innocent young woman. No leering! Sheesh. I'm glad my readership is mostly women.

PPB: Yeah, pretty much anyone under 30 looks young to me now. That time I had to take my husband to the emergency room for his kidney stone, the doctor looked barely old enough to be in high school.

Deb said...

I just love the names you use for people and places in your posts! Even when they're as straightforward as "Big City Like No Other City," they just crack me up!

ccw said...

A beautiful picture! She is a lovely girl (she doesn't look old enough to call her a woman).

Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Colleen said...

Have a safe & a happy Thanksgiving! I hope there are no mysterious marks on the walls when you get back.

Friday Mom said...

Just dropping by to say Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy the family tomorrow....

Rob Helpy-Chalk said...

Did you get your photos labeled wrong? That can't be Schoolteacher Niece. It must be her sister, the 14 year old Blonde Niece.