Jarrod with hsi wife Samara, Luke and SebastianOn Christmas Day, Prue got engaged to Gordon who is from Nigeria. He has not been home for 6 yrs, having spent 3 yrs in China teaching English and now in Australia for the past 3 yrs. They are thinking of having 2 wedding ceremonies, one in Nigeria and one here. Gordon is one of 8 kids so it would be a real experience for Prue to go over there and meet them all.
Gordon and JontyMum's 2nd cousin Carl and Jean came too. Carl looks so much like Pop that it takes your breath away. It's like seeing a ghost. Pop died in 1991 and he was the last of my grandparents. The rest all died young. Nanna Cox, Mum's Mum was only 58. Pop Lanham was 65 and Nanna Lanham was 63.
Jim, Carl and Chris
Mum and JeanI realised how much I missed him and I started to get all teary. I spent ages just staring at Carl, as a flood of childhood memories of Pop and the farm came to me. We had so many cousins growing up and we would all go out to the farm at Staverton (past Sheffield) each year and have loads of fun.
Pop's name is Lyal and I wanted to call Jonty, Jonty Lyal after him but had to compromise on the Jonah. Hey there is always depol - Jonty Jonah Lyal Triffitt :) If our scanner was working I could scan some photos of Pop.
Prue with Jarrod and Samara's youngest, Jasmine
The kids amused themselves with Guitar Hero. It is such a good babysitter!! And then once everyone left, Jayme got out HIS hair straightener. I am told it was his and not Emily's and straightened Hallie's hair.
Check out Hallie's fanta moustache.................