Monday, March 08, 2010

Ruby Tuesday Visitors From Iowa
the little red car has been complaining lately that we have been neglecting it the last few weeks as far as ruby tuesday is concerned and so we set up the tripod and camera and took this photo.
bernie and i are dressed in matching red jackets that our good friends, doug and leona had given to us..

this was the weekend that teddy, my brother and his family came from iowa to attend the marriage of their son, craig and his girlfriend, kris. it has been too long since we have seen them.
here is mom golden with her four oldest children, betty, teddy, terry, gary and her younger daughter, gracey

try as she will, poor lois, our precious sister-in-law is still put in second place as far as the phone is concerned..haha!
teddy is talking to his son in-law in iowa who is holding the fort and looking after the eight cats that his daughter, ginny owns!

now here are two of teddy's and lois's children, jeffery and ashley..the two girls have obligingly worn red.
teddy had asked me if i would ruby tuesday their visit!
so i told him, "THAT is exactly what i had in mind!"

when i look at this picture of mom golden looking at ashley, it seems to me that mom golden is looking into a mirror.
maybe a picture of her younger self, eh?

jeffery and his girlfriend had flown from vancouver to come to the wedding.
it was so nice to see them again!

whenever the family gathers together, it is usually at betty's or her daughter, rachel's.
they are both good is betty, hard at it, preparing the cold cuts for the sub sandwiches.

the table looked just fine!

alas though!.betty had wanted me to bring devilled eggs and i didn't mind at all, but i don't own a proper dish for it, so i did the best i could and so this is where i put my eggs...well, at least there was a little red on the cartons![i made three dozen]

two cousins, jeffery and little john, betty's son are glad to be together..

here is leona with betty's newest doggie.
i just wonder if that leona wears red on purpose whenever she comes to the family gatherings..i think she likes to be ruby redded!!

doug, leona's husband is always happy to come along.
after all, he and his wife are part of the family!

these two brothers look very innocent indeed, but when they were young boys and dad golden was in the air force, working as a fireman, they kept their dear old daddy VERY busy, putting out a grass fire that they had started, using magnifying they sure weren't innocent then!
for sure and they were partners in crime!

this little guy is gary's grandson.
andrew is a very good boy and he and gary are always together at the family parties.

gary and mom golden have always been close.
because gary lives in welland and although he works seven nights a week, he phones dad golden every day and he tries to visit mom golden at least once a week.
he has often done mom golden's laundry when she wasn't feeling well.

gracey is mom's favourite child.
we are ALL mom's favourite child!..all nine of us!
gracey stays pretty close to mom golden though.
and you hardly see one without the other when the family is together.

now, this is one girl that is well loved by the whole family.
dad and mom golden consider leona part of the family.

this is our little princess, ivy[jeffery's girlfriend] since they have moved far out west, and we haven't seen them for six months, we were really glad to see her...i especially admire the shades of red in her pretty hair...perfect for a ruby tuesday!

this is ginny, teddy's and lois's daughter who is a cat lover. she has eight of them, as i have told you and her picture folders in this lap top are just full of pictures of cats, every colour of the rainbow!

amy, betty's daughter, with a dog!.

ashley, teddy's daughter with the other dog!!

doug with a dog!!!

betty with TWO dogs!!!!

little john with one mad and jealous red eyed cat!!!!!

AND...hahaha! two flattened dogs...flattened by one mad and really jealous red eyed cat!!!!!!
after the dastardly deed was done that black cat made a quick get away into the basement!!!!!!!

mom golden and her two oldest boys say their farewells for a while...farewells are ALWAYS so sad!

mean while, back at the is one more picture of the little red car and the red hooded golden shirkies!
i really think that amrita will have to stop calling the little red car "little red riding hood".
i have taken over that title and bernie has turned into the big bad wolf!

have a happy ruby tuesday everybody!!!!god bless mary t, the ruby tuesdayers and all the friend terry

ps..bernie says that the little red car looks like it has a big dent in the driver's side front bumper but don't you worry, it is only the shadow of our white cedar tree's bare branches.!


Felisol said...

Dearest Terry,
how I love to be "invited" to your family gatherings.
By and by I think I know each member of your family. They must love you too, wearing red for your Ruby Tuesday post.
The icing of the cake, the red hood trio, is looking swell in their new outfit.
Bernie man is smiling like he's won a million bucks, by your side. Indeed, the trio pictures win this beauty contest.
I also admire Mom Golden. She's looking younger and happier the more of her offspring is gathered around her.
Tell Dad Golden; I miss him.
From Felisol
P.S: Serina will fall apart when I tell her about the eight cat girl.
She's so longing to have a cat again. Only she has neither time nor place to care for a cat these days.

Amrita said...

Hi Terry, Its lovely to be a part of the warm family gathering through photos.You know I wouldm have worn a red saree too.

Ginny 's 8 cats, my goodness, that 's impressive. On Sunday a stray cat entered in to pour house butn she very kindly let me photograph her before she dashed out.

I would have eaten at least a doz of those delicious devilled eggs!!!

PEA said...

Well isn't that wonderful that your family put on red clothes just so that they can appear in your Ruby Tuesday posts? hehe Family gatherings are so special and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all those smiling faces:-) It looks like you all had such a lovely time together. I'm looking forward to next weekend because we're having a family reunion at my youngest brother's place in will be the first time in years that my 4 brothers and I are together...of course I'll be bringing mom:-) Will say more about it on a post this week!! xoxo

Marice said...

looks like you did have a wonderful weekend! you have such a sweet family Terry :) btw, you both look great on that red jacket!

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Families are one of the greatest gifts we can receive from God and it looks like you have been truly blessed

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i hope the car's stopped complaining after the special treatment it's had as part of the family ... happy ruby tuesday

Constance said...

Family gatherings are the best! In 2006 about 7 weks before Dave's mom passed away we helf the first Annual Birthday BBQ Bash celebrating Dave's Dad's 80th birthday. For 4 years we have planned a huge fun-filled day around the 4th of July. Dave's dad is going to start recieving hospice care and so I really think we will have to forego the shindig this summer. I don't think he's going to be up for it, hving a lot of people around. So sad...

♥ Kathy said...

What a fun visit Terry! And lots of pretty red too :)

Jim said...

Hi Terry, I am glad you could see your brother and family from Iowa. Of course they came for the wedding but it looks like you got to see a lot of them.
I wonder where in Iowa they live? My sister lives just north of Cedar Rapids in Center Point, Iowa.

Pop Golden appeared to be absent. He wasn't in any of the pictures. It is real nice of your nephew to call and visit with him and Mom.

Happy RT! It was nice to see the Little Red Car again. It seemed like maybe it was broken. I didn't post this week, I'm working on income tax. My Sunday post of little KP is my last one for a bit.

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Wow! U had a great family get together as well as a wedding coming up soon.
It leaves me with a nice feeling to see family pics such as these.

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