Each year, around Grandpa Johnson's birthday, we have a pool party at the Spanish Fork pool. It is nice to get together with the whole "Johnson Clan." It is nice for Grandpa Johnson and his sisters, Lois and Helen, to bring everyone together. We usually start with something to eat and then head out swimming.
This years party was missing someone special. Aunt Lois, Grandpa Johnson's older sister, passed away on July 23rd. There was some thought of cancelling the party, but Uncle Earl insisted that we have it in honor of Aunt Lois. He said that there was nothing that she liked more than getting together as family. She was a neat lady, and we will all miss her very much.The kids, as usual, had a blast at the party. They had fun eating, but they had a blast at the pool. It is times like this that make us grateful to have so many family members around. Payton claimed that we must be cousins with the whole town. There is more truth to that statement than he could ever know. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa, Earl and Lois, and Aunt Helen for providing this opportunity for us to get together. Lets do it again next year.