It seems that months go by and once again it is time for school pictures! Since the local guys are schooling from home this year, we were later than usual getting their fall pictures taken. Of course, with all the excitement of moving to a new house, Mimi’s surgery and just the newness of everything-school-at-home, we were pretty late snapping pictures, and we didn’t do the usual grade level things, and school items sitting around. We just did pictures! Every year, there usually is one guy that seems to be the “star” of the show! LOL This year it was Paddy. Finally, he has learned to pose just like Mimi wants. So very easy to take pictures of these guys…of course, I have been doing it for quite awhile…they are really used to it! Take a look! I think you will agree, they are pretty handsome!
We were so happy that our family from Greenville came to visit us this past summer. Right before the big surgery! The cousins had such a great time together — playing, running and playing in the creek! They have not seen and played with each other much before! It was a short but fun time visiting Wildwood and Lake Tobias together. They had a quick trip to Hershey to engage in candy! Took a few minutes to shoot some pictures since it had been a year almost! They grew so much….these sweet boys!
July 4th, a celebratory day! It is a day that we celebrate our country and all the good things that it stands for! Freedoms! and Blessed Opportunities! It is a day that, in our family, we celebrate the Patriarch of this Feehan family. Without him, all the rest of us would not be here! He is a descendant of an Irish immigrant. His family came here as a result of the Potato famine in Ireland during from 1845-1852. They came through Ellis Island, and ended up as farmers in the Midwest. My Father-in-law was born on a very hot day in July. No air conditioning in those days. The only way to cool off would be to take a ride in a buggy or wagon ride after the heat of the day was over. According to my father-in-law, that is exactly what his Mother did. Some time later that day, on the Fourth of July, He was born! He grew, attended St. Wendelin High School in Fostoria, Ohio. He married Patricia, my husband’s Mother and they together had 9 children! Barbara, Michael, Janet, Cathy, Mary Jo, Patrick, Danny, Debbie and Ann. As in most families, there have been times of challenges, sadness….but, mostly blessed, joyful times. We celebrate his birthday on the Fourth every year. Every year, there have been changes….new grandchildren, new great grandchildren, and then some people are missing that were here the year before. But, mostly we celebrate family being together, at least one time a year to celebrate and make memories together, just by spending time enjoying one another. Such as it was this year…despite the world’s changes…we could still do this as a family.