1. Multiple cups of Lyle’s coffee, the last one or two spiked with KahLura and some sinful Danish got day #2 of the Last Cousin Standing Hootenanny off to a perfect start.
2. Mom and I jumped in the Subaru and toured a slice of Clearwater County and a sliver of Lewis County: Michigan Avenue, Yellow Dog, Grangemont Grade, Canada Hill, the Fairgrounds, Jingletown, Ahsaka, Zann’s Beach, Kamiah, the Ponderosa Café, and back to the Last Cousin Standing Hootenanny.
3. So many beautiful things at the Last Cousin Standing Hootenanny: conversations with so many people I haven’t seen for so long, the memorial table dedicated to Cousin John, the table bulging with so much food, the end of the night circle of chairs, a little too much to drink and non-stop laughter.