Packing up my Texas Twins Events Team to head West this afternoon, the usual rift over which vehicles, who was riding with who or driving ensued. This isn’t unusual for me because when your “team” is compromised of your family, everyone has their own ideas and opinions. The difference is that I’m the ring leader and whip cracker who isn’t afraid to make the rules. Getting everyone on the road and doing it “on time” is no easy task when you have three generations of family on your team ya all!
My Uncle Albert and cousin, Albert Jr worked serving food while my cousin Cynthia Rene and her son’s, Phillip and James Allen worked the booths along with her daughter, Rene Dickson. The “big city” may offer many attractions and several things for families seeking entertainment but, it’s only in the rural areas of small town America that the entire town shows up and gives their full support to an event like those hosted in Gordon, Texas. You could learn a lot about the “good neighbors” who deliver hot plates to those who couldn’t come to the event or, who were sick at home as I watched many families pack a plate to go and stop over to see “so and so” on their way back to their own farmhouse. In the “country” there are no strangers, they are a tight knit community of friends and neighbors all concerned for one another which is remarkable these days. Families who celebrate together, who attend church together and look after each other in Gordon, Texas had a wonderful afternoon of cook outs, games and fun that ended with a hay ride trick or treat expedition through town for the children. As my team and I headed back to Weatherford, Texas to drop off most of our weary travelers, Stephaney asked to grab a bite at the Petro Truck Stop before heading home and my family enjoyed a dinner together and admired our Halloween costumed guests who like us, had enjoyed a wonderful day with their children and families. Raising money for worthy causes and spending time with your family (even if you argue occassionally), I’m blessed to have the opportunity to enjoy our friends, our family and our community while helping others.
Wendy M Wortham Weddings, Event Services & Religious Ceremonies- The Pawning Planners