We left Dauphin Island and headed west (finally) along the Gulf Coast.
Joe's favorite aunt and uncle have lived in Buffalo, Texas, for the past nineteen years.
This past February, Joe's Uncle Bob passed away from prostate cancer after a long battle.
We were unable to attend the funeral, but made plans to come by on our return trip
from seeing Courtney in Alabama.
It was a full day's drive, even though we skirted the northeastern part of Houston,
but it was absolutely AWFUL! Serious traffic and crazy drivers!
It was so good to see Aunt LeeGayle and to catch up.
She showed us the program from the funeral and a beautiful book that was made
as a tribute to Uncle Bob by their daughter, Lucinda.
We had a lovely spaghetti dinner upon our arrival!
Joe and the boys swept and "leaf blew" her long driveway.
They enjoyed petting the horses on the property.
Joe and the boys had to check out the wheel rims......we had heard a horrible
screeching noise as we were embedded in Houston rush hour traffic.
Joe thought maybe we had picked up a rock along the way, but wanted to make sure
we didn't have a more serious problem.
Fortunately it all looked good!
Joe's cousin Robby came over with his two boys, James and Josh, and we all went
out to the cemetery.
Uncle Bob was a strong believer in Christ, so we all have no doubt whatsoever where he is!
It's a sobering reminder that "It is appointed unto man once to die, and then
comes the judgement." Hebrews 9:27
"You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are
a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes."
Isaac and Joshua, and James and Josh have always gotten along so well!
They are all within about six to nine months of each other.
Aunt LeeGayle had a fabulous BBQ rib dinner waiting for us when
we got back. The boys did chores, riding the Gator around and having fun!
A great time of visiting, reminiscing, and enjoying each other's company!
Thank you Aunt LeeGayle for hosting us!