Simmons Family Gathering
Marion Apartments Community Room
Columbia, Marion County, Mississippi
Berley Alton Powell, "Uncle Berley", Dena McIntyre Powell and
Sandra Powell in background
Me, daughter Crissy and mother-in-law, Lena Rockforte Bourgoyne
Lula Sue (Mom), Aunt Gertie & Uncle James
Brothers- Frank Jr and Tony Powell
Uncle Alton was obviously in a deep conversation with
Uncle Berley. Also in photo are James "Bully" Lege and
Darlene Horn Simmons (Uncle Alton's wife)
It seems though I had more photos of that day but I'm unable to locate them at this time. I will post them later if and when I find them.
Mom wasn't feeling well that day but she managed to cook her delicious dressing and chicken 'n dumplings. Sandy and I helped her as much as we possibly could with the preparation of the dinner tables, decorations and with food preparation. By that evening, she was feeling worse and for several days after Christmas, Mom was sick.
As always, it was good to have family together in one place. That year the crowd was less than usual, but we still had a good time and were blessed with delicious food ;)