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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Grandsons and great-granddaughter

     First of all, please accept my apologies for what I think is the longest gap between posts since I started this blog three years ago.  Saturday afternoon grandsons David and Kevin and grand-daughter Brielle arrived after a thousand mile, non-stop drive from Nashua, NH.  Hey, a half century ago we did that sort of thing, too...and it was uphill both ways!  Seriously, it was a reasonably comfortable trip for all of them as Brielle slept all night.  We had a light lunch and the boys crashed a bit with a beer or two.  Durelle had lasagna ready to heat up later for supper.  The first thing on Brielle's agenda was the beach, so aunt Cindy took them all down to the Isle of Palms for an hour or so before she had to go to work.  Later in the afternoon, Brielle decorated some Easter eggs which accounts for the first two pictures.  Easter morning I did a rasher of bacon and a platter of pancakes with maple syrup from last summer in Maine.  Easter dinner featured the obligatory ham with Durelle's baked mac and cheese, five cup salad and peas.  Very traditional for us.  Everyone enjoyed watching "our" alligator in the pond.  Monday was the full fledged beach day.  Again, Cindy took charge and they were gone for several hours.  They returned a bit on the worn side, and we went to a local seafood restaurant for a good supper.  This morning was a quick breakfast and off to the SC aquarium.  I stayed here because we had a worker coming to reseal the upper windows in our family room because of some minor water infiltration.  While they were gone, I made up a nice ham salad sandwich spread using some of the easter ham, the decorated hard-boiled eggs and a bit of celery, onions, mayonaisse and spices that disappeared when they got home.  Tonight was pizza and Durelle took David and Brielle to see the stage version of "Beauty and the Beast".  That accounts for the second two pictures.  Tomorrow is a carriage tour and who knows what else.  It is a busy week and one that we all are enjoying.
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