Emily is the counselor at a year round school in Charleston. In WV there are only a handful of year round schools so her schedule is pretty unique. Basically, she is on for 9 weeks, off for 3 weeks, all year round. That fact pretty well guarantees that we take vacation in the middle of June.
The funny thing is that Emily’s birthday is also always in June. It never seems to vary. So, once again, we celebrated Emily’s birthday at the beach. It’s a little strange to celebrate a special holiday away from home. All of the best gag gifts have to be hauled in for the event. We seem to have a tendency to play jokes and horse around a good bit…in case that surprises anyone, we are a bunch of goofballs.
Anyhow, my Mom and brother also have birthdays in June so we decided to have a regular hootenanny at the beach this year. Mom brought a bunch of luau stuff and we dressed up and then danced (really loudly and obnoxiously) to bluegrass music that my sister-in-law had brought. It was an absolute blast. Some had liquid courage to help with dance moves but everyone had a blast. Folks walking past from the beach certainly gave us funny looks but we put our best West Virginia on and hooped it up at the ho-down!
Somehow the porch on our house survived the dance and we finally settled down when the cops came…just kidding. We finally settled down when the sugar highs and liquid courage ran out. We wandered back in and crashed for the night. I am pretty sure that we honored Emily’s birthday appropriately. She’s pretty old though so I don’t know if she’ll remember!