Dance Lessons: Auntie Enamored by Nephew, Nephew Enamored by his own Moves

Auntie enamored by a favorite nephew as he shows fancy dance steps.  He is equally enamored by his own moves and ability to dance.

Fun time was had by all watching and enjoying a relative’s retirement party.

Woman and your boy dancing at party  Lonnie Dawkins Photography

Enamored

Family Reunion – Honoring our Seniors

 Hart-Sims Family Reunion

We celebrated our family reunion this past weekend as we have consecutively each year since 1976.  This year I wanted to honor our senior family members for their examples and contribution to the family.  God bless them!

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The last of the Hart brothers and sisters.
I like to be around her because she reminds me so much of my mother.   For the longest time she would not let me take her picture but yesterday she sat patiently for a portrait.

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One of Uncle Marvin’s daughters.  When I see her I always think truant officer because she was one way, way back in the day in NC. She has had a career in education since then.

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Family Circle – Gathering for prayer. Family Reunion – Rutherfordton, NC

Reuniting for fellowship, fun, and food.  36th annual Hart-Sims family reunion.  It’s not the largest family reunion but it has been consistently held since 1976.  After many years of holding banquets in hotels, etc. our family went back to a simple backyard celebration this year..  Fish Fry on Friday night, cookout Saturday afternoon, and large dinner Saturday night.  Nothing fancy but just as much fun.  All together in one location for 2 days.  Keeping it simple.

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Family praying together

Back to Grandma’s House. What used to be.

The house with the flower gardens, the porch with the railings and the rocking chars, and the shed on the side has gotten even smaller.  It is hard to believe that this is the same house it once was with all the activities.  Now it is barely standing.

During this year’s family reunion in Rutherford County, NC several members agreed to pose in front of the family landmark.  Most were not born when family members actually lived in the home and have no idea what the home and neighborhood were like during its heyday.  It was the first time most had seen the house.  Few of the younger ones understand what we were talking about when we talked about the big house with the piano in the front room and linoleum floors.

old house in north carolina with family

Grandma’s house not as big as it used to be