Rachelle over at Magpie Girl asks: “What makes your family get-away iconic? Whether it’s a favorite camp spot, Camp Wanatakee, or something in between; give us your *8 Things Family Cabin list and take a walk down memory lane.”
This week *8 Things helps me reconnect with my roots in Argentina. I spent most of my childhood living with my Italian grandmother in Buenos Aires. Sometimes we went on family trips to the beach in the Summer, but that’s not what I remember the most. It’s the Sunday family get together’s that happened all year-long, but were especially wonderful in the summer. I want to scan the old pictures soon.
1. The long wooden picnic table that sat in the courtyard under my grandfather’s grapevines loaded with food.
2. Bread crumbs from delicious fresh-baked Italian bread stuck to the tablecloths and our clothes.
3. My grandmother’s ceramic Nativity sitting in the window facing the courtyard. (Summer in Argentina is December – February.)
4. Peaches and little arms sticky with their juice.
5. The sound of the of men laughing and the sound of their Bocce balls hitting the dirt.
6. Spirals of citronella burning to keep the mosquitos away.
7. Accordion music and the voices of children singing with abandon. Grown-ups too.
8. Old fashioned glass and medal seltzer bottles and rows of my grandfather’s homemade wine.