Since my two sons have children we had a three + one, father’s Day. The +1 being Brandon the father of the latest Great Grand daughter. I am always shocked at the Restaurants, even high end ones, that are packed. With the economy in the ditch, how can so many of us eat out?
Youngest son Mark, with Luke, Sherece, Stella and the proud Father of Stella, Brandon McGee. We were missing Matt Dillon from this group, He has taken a job in the Maryland –DC area for the summer.
We first went to Sage Brush, they could not guarantee us seats. Off to out back, a 2 hr wait. I suggested Jack Jr. Call the Wood Shed (One of the top places in this area). they could seat us in 15 minutes, we arrived in 15 minutes walked right to our table.
First Born, jack Jr. below is Stephen and Joshua who were there, he is missing Ben and Corey who are living in Utah!
Fabulous time, quiet atmosphere and great food. A fresh salad bar and the first steaks we have had in months. I WAS DISAPPOINTED however, since the last time we went they have dropped their signature salad sandwich. For years they have had marinated tomato and onions on toast. It might not sound great, but it was. I didn’t fuss, the salad was very good.
Of course my #1 lady was there, sitting with Luke Vegas.
Last but definitely not the least in importance Ny girl, and Stephen’s Squeeze, Jennifer, all lovely and full of life. With a wonderful disarming smile!
The Wood Shed in in Stanley, NC. Inside they have a large model train that continues to circle inside the restaurant. I had a great Father's day. My sons and Brandon did also. Stella was there, of course the center of attraction. Sherry is so silly over the little beauty. LOL
Happy Father’s day to all the Fathers out there.
(We always loved this picture of Sherry’s mom looking up at her handsome husband)
Sherry’s dad was Wiley Aaron Harris. A handsomely striking man. he was a good father, he loved and supported his family. As I mentioned in an earlier post, Wiley went to work in the cotton mill before his 10th birthday, and worked in textiles until he retired. His daughters doted over him, and spoiled him rotten in his senior years. He was able to live alone until his passing, out living Sherry’s mom by many years.
(Colette, Lennie, Wiley and Sherry with little Becky looking up at her grandpa)
That man knew he was loved, it seemed every Wednesday was father’s day for him. Colette would clean his house and take him grocery shopping. Lennie would fix dinner for him and the rest of the family. For a long time Sherry had a part time job and was always there too.
(He visited us for a few weeks in Key West)
Every Summer the girls would take him to the beach for a week.
The boys loved him of course, but those girls were something else. Wiley never owned a car nor drove during the time I knew him. He walked to and from work.
Thanks for coming by the log.
PS: (copied from Louis’s Friday Funnies)
was living with 3 wives in one compound and didn't leave the house for 5 years. It is now believed that he called the Navy SEALS himself.
1947 Kaiser (from:Rose)