As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been spending some time with my family this week. 🙂 We spent the long weekend out of town and stretched that into Tuesday and for some that carried on into Wednesday.
Yesterday, our “family band” gave some guests a little outdoor concert.
Trying to make a longish story short… there were about 10 RVs parked in our baseball diamond over night.
They’re on their way across Canada (how cool is that?!) The evening’s entertainment included a little Southern Gospel music. 😀
The man who started it all, my Grandpa. Instilling a love of music into his children who have passed it down to their children.
Grandpa started the band years ago when my mom and her siblings were kids. It’s grown to include their spouses and the grandchildren. Over the years we’ve played in church and different nursing homes throughout the city.
Bass Guitar and viola
Cousin love 🙂
The newest addition to the
family band. The Double Bass!
More guitars and one of the three mandolins (a little too cool look at the camera though 😉 )
Introducing the all new “Mandolin-Air”.
Another way to play pizzicato, just hold it like a guitar 😉
Of course, our guests! 😀
After this I joined in with my violin! It was great to play together again! As we’ve grown up and there are more schedules to work with it’s hard to get everyone together at the same time! Even last night there were at least three missing. If we’re all there I think we’re about 21 musicians strong (not including the mandolin air 😉 )
So very thankful for my grandparents and my parents who have encouraged the love of music in their children and grandchildren!
Definitely a lovely memory of this summer!