Monday, January 18, 2010

Cousins!

Why is it that when the older generations give way, the grand parents attain their heavenly reward, that families tend to drift apart. Aunts, Uncles, and cousins just seem to have a hard time staying in touch. One such cousin of mine, Gary, is and always will be a favorite... But after Granny was gone, our families just lost the impetus to stay close. We and they busily raised our families. Our children hardly ever getting together until just recently, of course, they are all grown now... and I regret that they didnt have the opportunity to knit together as kids..
I mean, Gary and I were such sweet pals.... we couldnt wait to get together when we'd visit.
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Even though he is a couple years younger, we love each other like siblings... but now here it is 40 years later and we can probably count the number of times we've spent quality time together on our fingers maybe with a few toes thrown in! Now that we're older and facing health issues...all of us, we're making ways to just be together.. like last week when Gary brought his parents down with him on a doctor's visit.
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Im so glad he and Lynn get along so well! We all need each other!!

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His dad above is my dad's youngest brother...
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They certainly arent getting any younger!

Just so great to even get together over dinner at a locale eatery once in a while to catch up and reminisce over happy days of youth!

Then surprise of surprises the phone rang yesterday and it was a a very happy reunion for Lynn with a cousin he hadnt seen in 40 years. How wonderful when one takes the initiative to make that first step. Lynn had tried to locate the family years ago, but the family had dispersed and he just didnt have to fortitude to make inquiries .. so time just sped past. Then last night we had the glorious opportunity to spend the evening with precious Melody and Mike....
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And how wonderful to learn that they dont really live that far away! Oh the lesson here is dont let it happen in the first place... but if it has already happened to you... take the initiative and do something about it!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these pictures, Mom! So glad you were able to spend some quality time with family! We all need to be better about keeping in touch!

    Love you and hope you have a good week-- some snow here, but not much (yet!).
    -amanda

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