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Corkle Goes to Durham

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Corkle, Grandma, Fred, Teresa, MikeFor my dad (aka Mike) and grandpa (aka Corkle), I decided to invite them to my house for a father’s day lunch.

It’s the least I can do considering how well they all feed me when I’m visiting them. So we had grilled pork chops, corn on the cob, green beans, mac and cheese, rolls, salads, and some pound cake (with strawberries and cool whip) to finish it off. Yep, that’s all.

Then we paid a visit to the flea market at the N.C. State Fairgrounds, since Corkle likes flea markets, and this one is just a bit bigger than the I-40 flea market near Valdese. The men split off to look at tools, antique furniture, and test out a few chairs and swings for sale. The women bought shoes.

I’m really happy that they were able to come down. The 160-mile trip from Valdese to Durham doesn’t seem like much to me, since I drive it at least twice a month on average, but I think it’s the furthest Corkle has been from home in nearly 20 years. I’m pretty sure it has even been over 6 months since my parents have been this way. Hopefully we can make it a tradition and I can host the occasional family gathering here. 🙂