Party Weekend

It was a party weekend, Saturday was a two function day, first my Aunt and Uncle (my Mom’s brother) celebrated Fifty years of marriage, it was just a thirty mile trip. Their children put on quite a spread and we had lunch. My Aunt Judy is a scrapper so looking at her scrapbook and all the old photos was very interesting. She is so much a scrapbooker that the guest book was a scrapbook page, as was another page where you could write a personal message!


A scanned copy of the leaflet that was given to the guests.

We came home and played ball with Chance before going to Far Guy’s Uncles Eightieth birthday party, they were roasting the hog right there, the potato salad was great! I found out later that it was one of my cousins who does some catering that provided the potato salad recipe. The kids did a great job organizing and planning this party for their father. It was well attended by family, neighbors and friends. Saturday was a fun day, and a no cooking day for us! They did a great job keeping the hot stuff hot, and the cold stuff cold. The cold salads were nestled in containers of ice. They also needed lots of ice for the keg that was on tap. Far Guy cannot mix alcohol and his medications…I cannot drive after even a half of glass of beer..and we had taken two we both skipped the beer. I came home before Far Guy to play ball with Chance and to feed him. He refused to eat until Far Guy showed up.

Do they look related? Far Guy ( I make Far Guy wear his hat on windy days) and his Uncle.

 Sunday afternoon was the birthday party for the twins (our great nephews) who live next door. When we arrived the first question was "Where is Chance?" Yes, we left Chance home again..we had cake and ice cream and then the real fun started. A Pinata! The kids took turns hitting it, I believe the adults had as much fun watching as the kids did trying to hit the fire truck pinata. The little girls were wild women, hitting it with such was funny..they were very aggressive! Eventually the boys were able to wound the pinata..but it took a big boy to deliver the final whack that brought all the candy out! Amid much cheering and laughter all the kids ran to get some candy..just rewards for all that hard work!

Birthday Party Bash

It was a boring weekend for Chance, but with the weather turning warmer, and sun shining into the car..he stays home where he is cooler and safer. We have a super busy week coming up, beginning today, so if I am absent a day or assured that it is only the busy season of summer activities that keeps me from blogging..and maybe a few wildflowers too! :)

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4 Responses to Party Weekend

  1. buffalogal, says:

    YES….FarGuy and his uncle definitely ARE related..their mouths are almost identical! (Plus other features)

    Are you sure that potato salad at the party was that good—-I think yours is the best one that I have tasted. But who wants to cater….probably not you! It would interfere with all your other good stuff, like the wildflower watch!!!
    We had our Beach Party today! I must blog about it I think.

  2. TechnoBabe says:

    Sounds like great weekend fun! Have you ever shared your potato recipe on your blog? Buffalogal says your potato salad is the best.

  3. Far Side of Fifty says:

    technobabe, I shared the recipe on June 14..the blog post is called Area Voices Blogger is not a real recipe as there are no measurements:(

  4. abra la mente says:

    You do make some awesome potato salad…I can’t say that about too many people; it ranks right up there with my mom’s and that is a definite compliment!!! Actually, your ingredients are all the same except she uses milk rather than half& half, and hers is a little less creamy. I like it both ways. Most people really overdo the mustard, but you and my mom have that figured out–pale yellow–if it’s bright yellow, it has TOO MUCH mustard! :-)

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