Saturday, July 04, 2015

O Happy Day

It's rained on and off for most of the day. Normally our parties spill onto the deck, and backyard but that didn't happen today. We ended up with five kids with the summertime blues inside. Jilda had to get creative with cards, blocks, toys, and bubbles. We scanned the room for sharp objects, and other hazards before turning them loose. Fortunately there we no broken bones, or lasting injuries.

Even with the rain, the day was good. We had friends and family who came together to eat. My nephew Haven smoked an 11-pound Boston Butt. Jilda grilled some hotdogs for this kids and her sister and niece brought poundcake, potato salad, and other goodies.

Jilda whipped up a batch of her homemade ice cream and I ran it through our electric maker. I can't describe how good it was with the pound cake and fresh blueberries.

I tried most of the day to get a decent photograph, but none of them was worth a toot so I winged it.
I have new software that turns pictures into tintype pictures. This is one of the photographs my friend Kirk sent me last week. I'm not sure if I like it yet or not.

I hope you all had a great holiday.


  1. Despite the weather you had a good day. It sounds like fun to me.

  2. Sounds like fun even if the weather didn't cooperate! We lucked out this year with great weather....couldn't believe it! Probably because I was on call and couldn't have any folks over! Ashland can thank me for the sunshine! Happy 4th~

  3. Sounds like the place to be.
    Glad you had a great time. It was a good 4th here.
    God Bless America

  4. PS: There are time that innovation, beats the planned.

  5. Sorry your day got rained on. We were blessed with some fine sunny weather here. That home made ice cream with blue berries sounds wonderful !

  6. I'm glad you had a great time despite the weather...So the food was good, the company was good, the cooks were great and you had a roof to keep you dry. That was a successful day and you got some much needed rain as a bonus.

    I love seeing family pictures even though you think the photos are not first prize winners. Not very many of us are photographers, we're just simple folks who snap away hundred of pictures and show the best of the bunch... Seeing pictures of family and friends at family gathering that you can go back and look at later on make a blog more interesting in my humble opinion.

    I know I'm a pain in the Boston Butt, but what is a Boston Butt? I never heard of that cut...


  7. Creativity is the spice of life and you have to have it when the weather does not work for you. It sounds like you all had a good day overall. I love that picture!

  8. Rain can't dampen a good attitude. Glad you still had a fine holiday.


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