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Posted by: GardenGrrl, 1:33 AM GMT on July 02, 2012
A Family Heirloom What we pass down from generation to generation defines what we value. Some families pass down books containing the family tree. One family I know passes down a heavy metal ironing board. (It goes to the favorite daughter). In some families the kids just wait for someone to die and pass them money.
Then there are some families that pass down a place and it's memories. We were invited by friends to go to Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma. They had been going there since they were kids. They then brought their kids and now grand kids.
Nestled amid tall trees and bordered by a river, many RV's and tents shared a time to tell old stories and make new ones. A family reunion was happening next to us. They explain that every year the Texas side and the Arkansas side meet here to play a game that resembles horse-shoes called "washers". The winners take an old trophy back to their state.
Up the road another family had set up an extreme croquet challenge on a slope full of rocks and brush. The park was full of annual family reunions. Can a public place become a family heirloom? I think so. Welcome to a place where "family values" means people sharing their lives and memories.
Decorating ones RV is optional, but many made their camp a home.
There is a popular nearby swimming hole.
Can't forget the fun at the bumper boats.
Some people go there to fly fish.
This picture is just really cute :)
Modern kids playing with modern toys.
Hey guys LOOK! Nature!
Things found while hiking
How does it do that? Things to wonder about.
Mothers and daughters.
What do you treasure about the people and things in your life?