Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The cousins celebrating Grummies birthday at the Mansion in McGregor, Texas on May 2, 2010. The birthday was on April 30, but our party was on Sunday May 2nd. The cousins gave Grummie the greatest present of all - a performance with their string instruments. The Mansion is a unique place. It's an old home full of antiques commemorating the Presidents of the U.S.. The food was also great. It was like stepping back in time to the nineteenth century.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

The whole gang at the Suzuki camp that was at Albuquerque, NM this year. We loved Santa Fe for the past six years but unfortunately the College of Santa Fe closed. The facility at the University of New Mexico is much nicer and the accommodations are better but we will miss Santa Fe. Pictures are the cousins with the Institute directors at the final concert.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year from the Montgomery House.

It was a very busy Christmas. Alternated between houses. Christmas dinner at our house. A great Christmas Eve breakfast at Andy & Rosie's. Opened presents Christmas afternoon with everyone at our house. Gag gift ornament exchange at Andy & Rosie's on Christmas night. Wednesday & Thursday night we had gourmet meals prepared by Mark & Becky at their home. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings were at our home with feast and movie watching. Saw all three of the Borne action movies of Robert Ludlum.
Now for New Years at our house without the Andy Montgomery family who are on their way to Big Bend.
Above are the cousins minus Maggie who was spending the night with a friend.
It's going to take us several weeks to rest up for Spring Break. The only bad news is with Polly and Lawrence. Bill is moving them to California. Lawrence broke his hip in November and has continued to deteriorate with totally blindness, dementia and very limited mobility because of the hip. Polly's Alzheimers is very severe. Their management is a great challenge. This will be the last Christmas Season for us to see them. The faces continue to change around the table.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Had a great Thanksgiving at Andy and Rosie's. Table setting by Rosie. Turkey by Andy and Rose Perez. Pies by Alma & Michelle. Additional delicious dishes by Rosie, Becky and Leslie. Everyone contributed something. I brought a big appetite. The whole clan feasted and had a great day.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

This is a master pumpkin carving by Matt. All the cousins carved and painted pumpkins the weekend before Halloween in the bottom land. They camped and we told ghost stories around the campfire. Of course we ate a lot. Now it's on to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Montgomery cousins had a grand time at the annual 4th of July bash. The parade around the compound is the main event of the celebration. Fortunately, we got a short break in the rain to have the parade. The food and fireworks were also great as well as a slide show by Andy featuring their recent trip to Puerto Rico.

Monday, April 23, 2007


I caught a 24" drum on my recent fishing trip to the cost. It was a lot of fun and nice to get away from the hectic tax season for the weekend.