Monday, July 2, 2012

Reunion Day 1 Continued: Waukomis Lake

The second half of reunion day one continued in Mississippi on Waukomis Lake. The lake and surrounding cabins used to be a fishing camp with male members only. When the Great Depression hit, dues were too difficult to pay. The Warriner family decided to buy the camp. 

We spent the afternoon meeting family, playing all kinds of sports, looking through old family photo albums, drinking coca-cola out of glass bottles (some of the family are distributors), riding horses, and eating fried catfish!

Family Photo Albums

Davis was in heaven...horses, fish, playground, basketball, washers...
This is one of my favorite sites on the property. Originally, it was an old cabin. The original fireplace remains and some of the original wood was used to build the new structure. It's now used as a nice shelter from the sun and great gathering space. What I love most is that the brick floor makes up a family tree!

There are many old buildings on the property. It's almost like collecting antiques in the form of old shops and cabins. The kids were in heaven! They first went to the general store, where jars of candy provided an afternoon sugar rush!

Then, while Davis enjoyed his lollipop, they headed over to the U.S. Post Office. 

Davis had is first horse ride, BY HIMSELF! I can't tell you how many times I reminded him to, "hold on tight!" He loved it of course and was completely fearless. I told him his horse's name is Beauty. To which he replied, "I love booty." That's when Forrest and I said (under our breath of course), "that's what she said."

After a delicious dinner and a large family photo, we gathered at the pavilion (with the brick family tree) for a family sing-along, singing songs that their grand-parents and great-grand-parents sang to them growing up. It was a nice reminder of the entertainment we used to rely on before the days of iPads and DVR.

The kids were so well-behaved! 

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