I spent too long not blogging and taking awesome pictures, so I’m going to post the pictures and let them speak for themselves. Enjoy!
I went to Jekyll for a family reunion. I was expecting it to be really awkward and weird like our christmas family reunions, but it wasn’t at all. I wish I could have stayed longer- I love my Danish relatives. I have a lot in common with my aunt Margaret and her daughter, my cousin, Lee. We’re all middle children, love horses and my aunt and I both pursued art in our undergrads and Lee probably will too. Its almost eerie, our similarities. Lee draws the same way I did when I was her age.
The island was beautiful- much nicer than Tybee. I used to think it was ugly when I was a kid, but I guess I was comparing it to the Caribbean. I went swimming with Lee in the ocean, which I used to be terrified of, and it was so nice. We swam at sunset and the moon came up and all you could see was ocean and the reflection of the moon on the water, and blues and grays everywhere. The water was really warm too. It was a good time.
Also, there is a lot of history on the island- Old houses and such. I don’t care too much to write it down here but I put up pictures! I like to imagine the island back when there were only millionaires on it, in the 20s or so. It must have been like the Great Gatsby.
My aunt told me that there has been a long history of mothers not teaching their daughters how to cook, which makes me feel a little better about my ignorance to cooking. She said that all my grandma knew how to cook when she married my grandfather was tuna and waffles, so the first meal she cooked for him when they moved in together was tuna with waffles. GROSS RIGHT?! Hahaha. Also, she told me my Grandfather used to have a terrible temper and thats where my mother got it from. She says she set out not to be like that in parenting, which I admire. She was also reading some book called Midnights with the Mystic and was leaving new agey books around to see what our other relatives would say about them- which is SO funny because I do the exact same thing. Apparently I was the only relative who bothered to comment on it, though, which was because it looked like something I’d read.