Sunday, August 16, 2009

"Where All The Children Are Above Average"

387 days left.

Recently I thought about a favorite quote - from Garrison Keillor about Lake Wobegone people.

"...where all the women are stong, all the men are good-looking and all the children are above average." It makes me chuckle every time I hear it. Isn't that how we view our families?

Between Bill and I we have a huge family. There are 6 brothers and 5 sisters, 6 sons and 1 daughter, 4 grandsons and 3 granddaughters, 1 great grandson. This is not including our beloved in-laws at every level either (11 sib in-law, 4 child in-law and 1 grand in-law). I won't even attempt to count up the children, grands and greats of our siblings. However, I can honestly tell you - all the men are good looking, all the women are strong (and good looking) and all the children are above-average (and good looking)!

I am crazy in love with all those people - including the children, grands and greats of our siblings. They are all so smart, so handsome / beautiful and so clever and dynamic that I prefer spending time with them (and there are a lot of them!) than most anyone else.

The older I get, the more I marvel at those I love. There are engineers, sales people, entrepreneurs, plant managers, vice presidents, military people, nurses, psychologist, laborers, students, soccer stars, guitarist, pianists, ballerinas, runners, baseball players, softball players, athletes, and little ones going about the business of growing. There are PhDs, MBAs, BAs, BSNs, RNs, LPNs, etc. So diverse, yet there is one thing in common - I love them all!!!

Happy Sunday!

1 comment:

Dave Johnson said...

Well we think you are pretty fantastic too! In fact Katie and I both said "This is so cool Linda has a blog...I bet she has some neat thoughts floating around in there." Really looking forward to it.