What a busy weekend!
Aunt Tekla flew in from Austin to spend her birthday weekend eating my cooking, drinking my booze and watching Harry Potter. We don’t get to see Tekla very often, so when we do, we make a big deal out of it.
Grandpa was so excited he started balancing things on his head.
It was also the weekend for our annual Ice Cream Social. What started as a backyard summer get together between two families has grown. As the kids got older and got families of their own the gathering has gone from a few to many. We’ve been doing it for at least 15 years.
We make hand crank ice cream from Big Tony’s secret recipe.
The rule is, if you want ice cream, you have to take a turn at cranking.
When you’re not cranking though, it’s okay to just hang out.
Once it’s all cranked out, the ice cream is worth all the sweat and effort.