It was February in 1954 in Salem, Indiana when the Ivy Sprouts had their beginning. It was on that day when Sharon Lynn Powell and Charles Lynn Ivy said, “I do.”
Now some 63 years later, from that union, three sons were born along with four grandsons from two of the sons, which led to one great-grandson and seven great-granddaughter.
I had two sons: Dave and Kev. Dave is father to three daughters. Still awaiting a grandchild from Kev.
Lyndale has no children. Phil has two sons: Phil Jr. and Jeremy. Phil Jr. is father to one son and two daughters. Jeremy has two daughters.
My branch of the Ivy Sprouts gathered on Sunday along with Dad and Mom, along with their respective better halves, my sons and granddaughters as well as my sons’ wives.
Five days have passed since that gathering. I am still kicking and doing well by-and-large.
Kev and Hailey flew back to Austin, Texas on Tuesday. Dave, Anna and the girls went back to Indianapolis Sunday, and soon will move into their new home in Greencastle.
I dream of taking a vacation this summer to visit with Kev and Hailey in their new house in Leander, Texas on the north side of Austin.
Thoughts go in and out of my mind.
That’s the way it is in Mark’s Den.
And how is your Friday going?