The best of the South

Growing up, my extended family was, quite literally, scattered all over the world. I always wished I had a large extended family living just down the street; many aunts, uncles, cousins. I finally got my wish when I married Chad. 

Chad's father is the youngest of seven; four girls and three boys. All but one live in the greater Charlotte area. All but Chad's dad have grandchildren of their own. The patriarch of the family, Harold Christenbury Keith, is alive and kicking at 96. For every celebrated moment, the entire extended family gathers together for a good homemade southern meal. Below are some snapshots from Father's Day.

Chad's Pawpaw's home.

His Pawpaw has lived in this house for over 50 years; this stump is indicative of the history.

Chad remembers his Mawmaw's hydrangeas reaching well above his head. Aren't these gorgeous?

Carolyn (aunt) prepares lunch

No meal is unaccompanied by sweet tea

Lindsay (uncle), Chad's father Wayne, Dick (uncle) have some of the best stories

Mawmaw's counted cross-stitching   

Chad's great great grandfather (top), great grandmother (bottom)                 

Mawmaw and Pawpaw

Mawmaw and Pawpaw were married on October 16, 1935