Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Oklahoma kinfolk gathering
Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, Phyllis & Johney Sidwell and children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered at Graystone Manor, the home of Martin & Pennie, for the annual Holiday feast and fellowship. There were thirty one of us, ages one to eighty. We gathered in the big dining room for a group prayer before filling our plates with lots of satisfying comfort foods. The little ones scrambled upstairs to the nursery to play in the little kitchen Aunt Pennie fashioned in the walk-in closet. The adults gathered in clusters throughout the house to catch up on everyone's latest news. About 3:00 we all squeezed into the family room with the Noble Pine Christmas tree to open "white elephant" gifts and play a rowdy game of dirty Santa. I know, I don't like the name either, but it's a lot of fun. Fotos to follow.