Easter Dinner...

...today was a break from tradition here in Tennessee... as far back as I can remember, the various holiday grubfests were hosted by the great Matriarchs of the family... Great Grandma Delcie.... Great Aunt Louise... Grandma Ruby... but, in the past 10 years, the baton has been passed to the generation of my Mother and her Sisters... today however, a new page was turned... Cousin Scott hosted the Easter Feast.. that's right, children.. this very day, the baton of responsible hosting was passed to MY generation...

...sure, it is one thing to have a party at your house... invite a few friends over, and booze it up... being a cordial host for your extended family during the holidays?... now THAT is different story... I sat there today... watching 5 generations of my kin... fill Scott's home with stories and laughter... maybe we are indeed coming of age, our generation... he and his Wife did a helluva job... no one went hungry... no one got shot.... and Easter was celebrated... sure, the day had it's hiccups... faulty grill... running low on drinks... etc... but, in the final analysis, it was a great day... all problems were taken in stride... no dramas... smiles all around... even though the gentle April rain kept the young Cousins from hunting Easter Eggs... they didn't seem to mind...

...being a good host is an art... today, the job of familial hosting was passed to me and my Cousins.... I hope to handle my task, when assigned, with such grace and dignity...

...Happy Easter, everyone....

by Eric on April 11, 2004 | Comments(1) | SWG Stories

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Sometimes, I would REALLY much rather booze it up. LOL Happy Easter to you, too!

posted by: Asherah on April 11, 2004 06:58 PM