October Week-Ends

Tru here. Bits n Pieces 2b-07.

Week-ends in October during the 1970s, our family could almost always be found outside.

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Worst of the fire danger had passed, so
We spent those days with chainsaws, gathering wood, gathering downed branches and briars, and generally cleaning up the acreage.

… and a good work-day was not complete without campFire, hot Dogs, marshmallows, and music.

Sometimes Dad would join with his harmonica … and sometimes with his wonderful bass voice that just purrred.

It was family time, and Family is FAMILY, so generally i participated on the week-ends even after i married — until 1980, when the military years began. 
One week we would do a work-day with my family, and the next week we would do a day with my husband’s family (who lived down the road from my parents).

… exhaustion, but GOOD exhaustion,
with anticipation of fun times at the end of the day.

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This song is one of my top favorites for this time of year; Home Free version of “Ring of Fire” with Avi Kaplan at https://youtu.be/0l3dsHCScxU

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