Today is the first official Juneteenth National Holiday. Don and I were on the road to Missouri and feeling disappointed that we wouldn't be able to participate in any local celebrations.
But before leaving the state, we pulled into Carthage, TX and ended up celebrating with the Carthage Courtesy Club. A Juneteenth fundraiser for youth.
We spent about 15 minutes chatting with the organizers and sharing thoughts on the meaning of Juneteenth. There were some serious moments. We talked about the news that reached Galveston in 1865. Such a complicated joy... But, we also laughed about the heat of the day and the fact that Don and I were getting ready to eat "goat sandwich" for the first time". What a delightful bunch to spend a bit of time with.
My first Juneteenth picnic! My first goat sandwich picnic!
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!