Monday, September 4, 2006

tumblin falls

We gathered at the old home place on Turkey Creek on Sunday afternoon for the family tradition of sliding down the waterfalls.

For several of the third generation it was the first time to take the plunge or initiation - Kyle, Madison, and Little Jack.

All the kids had a great time, and most of the second generation folks had to try it just one more time, even getting Keith to test the waters for the first time to see what all the fuss was about.

All of us oldies from the first generation stood on the sidelines taking pictures and reminiscing:

'The water was colder back when we started this tradition!'

'Remember that tree that fell across the falls and we had to duck our heads under it?'

'Remember when we would bring a truckload of church youth up here from Atlanta to slide down the falls?'

'What about that time Papaw slid down all the way from the top, by accident!'

Looking forward to initiating the newest family members - Cecilia, Natasha, and Lisa - the next time they are down this way in the summertime.

Yes, another generation has been doused in the cold waters of Turkey Creek!

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Motherkitty said...

What a family tradition!!! How cool is that to have your own waterslide? Looks like all generations had a good time sliding down the water chute. How many came away with a few bruises on the backsides? Looks like fun in the sun.

John Cowart said...

This is a great tradition; make our outtings seem tame and lackluster.

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Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Those photos were great and what a tradition...
I can't believe that you guys have your own natural falls...How great is that!!!

You are so full of surprises...I just enjoy coming over and reading your posts.

janet said...

Looks like great fun and the photos show it. The best part you have it all to your selfs. Awesome!

Daisy said...

What a wonderful family tradition! I'll predict that each generation will bring their new generations to join in.