Let me tell you about Uncle George's family...
There was Velma, and Ruby, then Alma & Jimmy, and Wanda and Sandy, then Janet & Carolyn & finally Tina. Eight girls and one boy! They are the ones that lived just across the road from Grandma Brown & we saw them often.
Uncle George worked on a large farm in the Missouri River Bottoms. He got up before the crack of dawn, worked hard all day, came home for his supper which always had to include a pot of beans, walked across the road to see his Mom & Dad Brown, & came home to be in bed early. Although they were a poor family, somehow they had a TV. Once Uncle George went to bed at night, he threatened if he even heard a peep out of that TV, then all of the kids had to head to bed. Alma told how they would all huddle close to the set so they could hear & not wake up their Daddy!
Wanda's son Wesley
& a truck load of young cousins...
just stopping by to say "hi"
It's always been a family joke...
Jimmy George & his wife Beverly
At some point during the evening, Beverly & I had our "Grandma Brag Books" out & were comparing grandchildren.
Somewhere I heard her call one of the boys "Shotgun" & wondered why in the world they would call him that. A little later, Shotgun showed up & I realized his real name was "Remington"!
She was a few years younger than me & always seemed quiet & shy.She still doesn't have a lot to say, but always comes around to any family get together we have. Janet & Rick own the A & W.Janet & Rick's daughter, Nicole (I think!) Carol & Garry....
looking like Garr has had maybe just a bit too much root beer!