Southern Man

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Evening

Southern Man and Teen Daughter have made it a habit to join the rest of the extended family at the Ancestral Manor on Sunday evenings for home-made pizza and fun and games and when Southern Sister (who generally acts as host) let all know that "Sunday evening was cancelled" because she was engaged elsewhere we were determined to carry on without her so we picked up a large bag of Chinese take-out and headed west.

It was only the four of us tonight so we enjoyed our meal and broke out the Scrabble.

Southern Father makes his move as Teen Daughter keeps score.

Southern Mother always complains about her tiles but she always wins.

Teen Daughter is perpetually annoyed by Southern Man's desire to photograph her but he managed to snap a few candids anyway.

Teen Daughter by the fireplace. Coffee, iPhone, and a warm fire - who could wish for anything more?

Hard to believe that Southern Father built that house nearly forty years ago. That's about forty Christmas Eves in the fireplace room. Southern Man treasures the time he spends with his parents and hopes for forty more.


At Monday, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is your mother ill? Is that why your sister is host? Do you have a large or small extended family? Are you all close to the family home? Are you close in age? Do you and your siblings do anything else together?

It is hard on a person whose family is hundreds of miles away.

At Monday, February 13, 2012, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you let your parents know how much you treasure them.


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