Galveston in 2000
My kids (and friend, Diana) looked a little bored as they sat nibbling snacks on the jetty while my husband fished nearby. You can see our very fine Styrofoam cooler was working well as a table, but it also worked as an artist's canvas if you had a ballpoint pen.
My brother is the one who started the tradition back in the 1970's when he, my mom and I picnicked frequently. For years, David put his cartooning skills to work, documenting our picnic adventures until the dirty and crumbled cooler needed to be put to rest. I wish I had taken a photo before it was tossed in the trash. David's cartoons and drawings were quite a bit more entertaining than the ones that ended up on our cooler!
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!