Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Big Round Table
John was watching The Waltons a while ago and they were all eating around their table. John said that looks like us when I was growing up except we had a big round table. Then I told him about the big round table Mel's grandmother had and how we all fit around it when we went hunting at her ranch west of San Antonio which is now in the city. Everyone took something and Grandma cooked it on the old wood stove. After everyone came in from hunting we gathered around the big round table and there was room for everyone then the women washed the dishes and we all headed for San Antonio and our respective homes. Now that I'm older I wonder if she was glad to see us go or if it was lonely for her. Probably a little of both. We did do things for her during the year though. We hauled wood for her wood stoves or the men worked on her windmill when needed.