Minnie developed melanoma on her left foot and has had to go to Duke for treatment many times when the doctor's around here ran out of options. She has endured chemo being injected into her groin. Even now she must go to Florence four days a week of edema treatment which takes four hours (plus the trip). She is not a complainer....or even much of a talker but she did laugh and join in as Hubs and her sister Sue reminisced about old times growing up on the farm.
Sue kept us all in stitches. She's got the "tell it like it is" gene that I do. When I commented that their Daddy was really a fine man.....she chimed in...."when he wasn't drinking" my thoughts exactly.
She also told about playing on the roof of their house with her siblings and Granny flying down there in her big white Buick telling them to get off the roof before they broke their necks. The kids then hid behind the house until she went home and got right back on the roof. Imagine 14 children, two bedrooms, picking cotton, putting in tobacco.....
Although Granny's cake looks like a white football on fire.....it was shaped like an Easter egg with candles stuck in purple flowers (her favorite color).
All in all it was nice to celebrate her day with friends who are like family.
Do you have any friends who are like family?