Saturday, November 7, 2009

Wild things

A couple of weeks ago, Abby and I went down to Little Rock to help my aunt Linda throw my grandmother a Ladies' Lunch. I know, sounds wild, right?

It was actually quite a lot of fun. I got the idea from talking with my grandmother and hearing how much she missed just hanging out with her friends, laughing and talking and making fun of other people (she didn't admit to that, but we all know it's true). Many of her friends can't drive any more, or don't feel up to lots of outings. I knew that all of them would enjoy a chance to get together.

I was right. We had 9 ladies total--it should have been 10, but my sweet Aunt Joyce had to stay home at the last minute to care for my crazy Uncle Lonnie (he's a trip, and worthy of his own post someday). My Aunt Phyllis even drove in from Birmingham and surprised my grandmother. Once everyone got there, there was not a moment of silence. These chicks have got a lot to say. Since I grew up spending so much time with all of them, you don't have to look much further than that party to see where I got all the fun parts of my personality. Sassiness, brassiness, sarcasm, and a near-violent love of football were all borne in me by these women. Thank goodness! Someone to blame :)

Here are some pictures from the shindig:

My grandmother upon my Aunt Phyllis' surprise arrival. The surprise element did not disappoint.

Eating lunch. Abby was the main server, and she and the ladies thought that was grand.

The group. If there's a cooler bunch of broads on the planet, I don't think I could handle them.


Melanie said...

What a great thing to do for such a sweet, sweet lady! How fun! :)

Samantha said...

I was able to be home the weekend Aunt Phyllis was with my grandparents and it was a blast! The Ladies Lunch was a wonderful idea. We are truly blessed to have such amazing women in our family.

LindaM said...

All of these women are a delight and honor to know! We had so much fun just sitting back and watching them giggle, visit, tell stories and go on and on about everything! They taught me some things too during my life: what true friendship is all about, how to love unconditionally, and how to live life to the fullest, just to mention a few!- Hope we get the opportunity to do it again for them- I had such fun playing the "Cash Cab" game with them! Maybe some day we will have the same thing done for us???