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...from the wilds of exotic Saskatchewan.  LOL

We had awesome weather (hot.  sunny.  no wind.  no mosquitos) for my family reunion; drank lots of beer, ate lots of food; visited with cousins I haven't seen in a long time; got sunburned; came home. 

What more can you possibly ask for??  :)

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janiekins
Jun. 22nd, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
dare i ask what is considered hot in your area of the world? ;)
shirleyann66
Jun. 23rd, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
JANIEKINS!! {{huggles}} I haven't seen you come out to play for awhile! Good to "see" you! :)

Re what's considered hot - well, it's all relative. :) This particular Saturday was in the mid-to-high 20s, but it was cloudless and no wind. For me, it was comfortable - for others, it was hot. Sunday was supposed to get up to 29 (which is...84F).

To put this into perspective, the previous Saturday, in Edmonton, it was 9C (48F) and raining; southern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan were colder (southern Alberta had snow).

I have a high tolerance for heat - I'm usually pretty comfortable until we get into the 40C range (which is 104F), and even then I'm okay for a few days. After a week, it starts to get to me - but here in Edmonton, it usually only lasts for a few days, maybe a week, tops. :)

Ask and ye shall receive wa-a-a-ay more information than you wanted! LOL
onceiwasaturtle
Jul. 3rd, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
Oooh, sounds like fun! ^^

(Catching up on old entries I wasn't able to read at the time.)
shirleyann66
Jul. 8th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
It was!! :) Next family reunion is in 2013 - we've already planted the bug in everybody's ears.

(Catching up on old entries I wasn't able to read at the time.)

LOL - and I'm catching up on comments I haven't had a chance to respond to before now. ;)
onceiwasaturtle
Jul. 9th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
Oooh, now that's a good idea! My family's reunions have always been yearly, but now that there are only three of my father's generation left alive, attendance has been petering off.... Every other or every several years might bring back interest (or completely quash attendance..?). Hmm....
shirleyann66
Jul. 13th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
There's only three left (not counting the in-laws) for my mother's side; nobody left on my father's side (in my father's generation, I mean). As we said at one point, "we are now the "older generation" - how did that happen???" LOL

There's usually been a party of some sort every year (weddings, mostly), but this was the first actual "reunion" since 2003. We had it this year because one uncle was turning 90, two cousins were turning 60, four were turning 50 and one was turning 40.

We've put the bug in everyone's ear about 2013, because it will mark my grandparents' 100th anniversary - so, why not?? :) After all, it's (almost) all their fault. LOL
onceiwasaturtle
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Yeeps! Sounds like quite an eventful year, as far as birthdays go!!
shirleyann66
Jul. 22nd, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yep - which is why it was time for a party! LOL Of course, we're always willing to party for almost any reason. :)
onceiwasaturtle
Jul. 23rd, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Yea, don't need much of an excuse for a good party! XD
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