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Family Time

We just wrapped up a wonderful weekend with family. Denise's parents came out from Michigan and brought along both of Denise's grandma's. We had fun showing the grandma's around and trying to convince them that we live in a nice place, even if it is far away from Michigan. Wilbert and Denise's dad took in some pheasant hunting. The ladies made applesauce. Here are the grandma's peeling apples.


We also played some great games of Sequence and, of course, ate a lot of food.

We also learned or were reminded of some strange words in Denise's family vocabulary. Here is a sample:

Muffy - (mäf -fee) adj. Both stuffy and musty. This car sure is muffy.
Finky - (fin-kee) adj. A person who is a bit strange, unusual or eccentric. He looks a little finky.
Mooky - (moo-kee) adj. A substance that is both goopy and mushy. Oatmeal can be described as mooky.
Fub - (f
ŭb) v. To make a mistake, usually a silly error. I fubbed up and forgot to pick up another card.

I guess I come to my love of language naturally. Thanks for coming out to visit!

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