Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The "Smith Girls" Reunion

On Saturday I got together with a bunch of my sisters, cousins and aunts--all the women on the Smith side--for a Smith Girls Reunion. But mostly to spend time together with our Grandma Smith. She is going to be 95 this summer. July 4th actually. She is a kick in the pants. Everything I learned about sarcasm came from her.

There were a lot of people there, but also quite a few who did not make it that we wish would have been there. A lot of the Nielsen women were there--both sets. (My dads 2 sisters married a couple of brothers. That is a story for another day) A couple Miller women made it as well. And of course all my Smith sisters but 1 were in attendance too.

Here is the funny thing though. Of all 18 women who made it, only 3 were actually named Smith.

My dad is the only male child in his family and although he had 7 children, 5 of them are girls and all married.

No Smiths there.

His oldest son is married so Rachel is a Smith. They have 3 girls and only 1 boy. But kids were not invited.

Of course there is his wife, my mom, who is a Smith.

And then his mother, Grandma Smith.

The potential for more Smith women is pretty bleak too. When Carson gets married there will be one more. But that's it.

When we go home everyone still calls us the Smith girls. I kinda like it. With as many people in this world who have that name, you wouldn't think it would be much of a distinction. But I am here to tell you that being a "Smith Girl" is well known in our neck of the world. And not too many people can claim to be one.


Robyn said...

I am SO glad we did this! I still need to post about it :) Thanks for arranging the pot luck--it was DELICIOUS!!! Can't wait to keep it going!

Find More Free Custom Color Layouts at April Showers