California Cousins and Great Food
Trip Start Sep 03, 2010
26Trip End Oct 05, 2010
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They had prepared food for me. I had stayed with Joel and Mary Ann Gibson for the funeral several years ago. On the way to the cemetery, back in 2006, I told them I would be back. This time on a motorcycle
The food was great. Even greater was the feeling I received from my cousins, their children, and wives. My Cousin Lou Anne’s daughter was there. Her sense of humor will glue the most divided families. The long standing patriarch of the cousin's family, Mr. Gibson was there. He remembered it all. He called me "Baby Boy." Only those that knew me as a child called me that. It was so good to be called "Ba Boy" again.
Mark, the middle child of the clan, had acted as middle children do. Keep everything and everyone together. Mark was the one that looked in on my Dad. He was also the one to connect me with him at the end. Thank you Mark.
They all spoke of the selfish attitude of my father. they spoke of the sayings he had, declaring he would not liquor for anyone. He had his own vices to support. He made sure no one asked him for money. They spoke now with laughter and fond remembrance of a man that espoused self support. That message was not lost on me.