Sep 14, 2009

Lots of Asian'ess

Meet the Aunties and cousins. Patti Ann, Grams, Ruthie, and Mari.

Hannah swears the touristy asians always make a peace sign to the camera....

Favorite Past Time. Cracking Walnuts. Grams has/had 2 giant black walnut trees. One was cut down a while ago, but we still have one kicking. We haven't done it for a while but we (meaning the grandkids) would have to harvest walnuts. How does one do this? You pick it up from the ground and put it in a bucket. Rake them in piles, dig through the bishops weed, climb the gian 50 year old tree and shake the limbs while making monkey sounds. (I know, we are awesome). After that, auntie Mitsie and whoever else helps peels the blackness off the shells and lets them dry. For as long as I can remember we've had to crack the walnuts, pick out the nuts inside, then do it again. Grandma used to crack the whip and make sure we picked out every piece.

The Siblings.
Uncle Sammy (the baby), I think Ruthie is the oldest at 96, and grammie at 89. It was a fun weekend getting to know the extended family!

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