The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Up North on the 4th


Yesterday was July 4th, which of course was a major holiday in the US.  For most July 4ths ever since I married my wife, it was customary to spend the 4th at the little, remote cottage my in-laws have which is a few hours north of where we live.  It is the same small, remote cottage that had been where we would have Deer Camp each November for countless years. 

We were at the cottage for the day with the kids, one of my wife's siblings and my elderly mother-in-law,  It was nice. We ate a considerable amount of traditional picnic fare.... hot dogs, potato salad, etc.  We talked.  I went for a walk with the kids. 

But, I very much felt the loss of my elderly father-in-law.  We usually spent much of the day chatting with each other, moving things around in the yard, building a bonfire.   We would often have a few drinks and of course several pipes.  I miss his friendship.

PipeTobacco


3 Comments:

Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

Sound very much like a bless fourth.
Coffee is on

Friday, 05 July, 2019  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Nice tribute to a tradition and the people you shared it with over the years.

Saturday, 06 July, 2019  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm actually traveling from Denver to Belgium and looking forward to spending time with my father-in-law as we enjoy a pipe or three.

I enjoy your blog writing and look forward to reading more.

Jerry

Friday, 12 July, 2019  

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