Saturday morning we got up and had a quick breakfast, went to Walmart and got a call from my cousin's granddaughter. She was ready for us to surprise her grandmother. Just about everyone in the family was aware that I planned to visit except the 92 year old main reason I decided to make the trip. She was busy having her hair done for the wedding and so it was thought that I should walk in and ask if I could get a haircut while she was still in the chair. At first she didn't react too much. She didn't have her glasses on and I only suspect that she recognized my voice but couldn't quite place it. It took her a while to catch on to who I was but being 92 she was pretty quick. I think she recognized Mia first and then realize and blurted out that she should know me. She finally made the connection and her granddaughter had a great laugh. We all had a laugh and then went into the meeting room of the facility she lives in to spend time catching up. Her daughter and her husband joined us for a couple of hours. We made it perfectly clear that this day was the brides, her great-great granddaughter and that we would stay in the background at the wedding and reception. We enjoyed our conversation over lunch and then left to go back to the motel and change, giving them a chance to do the same.
|Mia and Viola chat|
We spent a few hours at the reception, had dinner, watch some dancing and great great grandma was ready for bed as were we so we left.
|Bride and Groom share their first dance|
Tomorrow, Terry Redlin and family.