Spokane Valley Heritage Museum this morning at 10, but guess what. I first got to sleep until 8:15am. Yes! You read that right (do you know how long it's been since I got to sleep that late?), and I got to take as long as I wanted in the bathroom including a bath. It was pretty darned heavenly!
I started a blog post but didn't finish it, so I will, and I'll post it later. For tonight, I couldn't go another night without writing, so here I am.
At the museum, I loaned a scrapbook of my grandfather's, the doorknob from the old Stegner house from the 1800s, a pair of baby shoes of my mom's from 1927, and a number of other items. Had lunch with the cousins out back. Some of the Holz cousins showed up too.
Spokane Falls. Amazing!
Tonight, though, was what I came for. We all met up at the Elk's Lodge and had dinner. We had to keep pushing tables together. As I sat down and looked up, there they all were--my mom's people. One side of the table was the Stegner's, the other was the Holz's. I was surrounded by family. I think my mom would have been so happy.
Everyone I invited today came. The Stegner's were all here and planning on it, but the Holz's showed up. Wonderful! I think this is just teaching me that everybody wants to be connected.
I looked and saw the similarities in looks between one family and then the other. I saw my features in many of their faces and the features of my sister and brothers in those faces.
Yes, my mother would have been pleased.