Oklahoma 1996 with the Longs
2 moms and 5 kids set off for a day of adventure, nearly 2 decades ago. This photo shows me looking pretty giddy, (and the kids less so) about 90 minutes into our full day.
We had just purchased sausage and cheese from Lovera's Italian Market, in the tiny town of Krebs. (Although all I see is junk food) And then we were headed for Hugo, OK! Our goal was to discover the winter home for the Carson & Barnes Circus. The 3-hour drive did not lead to any free elephant rides or trapeze lessons, but we did find some pretty curious circus related gravestones in a nearby cemetery. The Longs and Zientys have chuckled about this day for years.
Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!