Family Reunion Time

13 Nov

Our family has been whittled down to four siblings, myself and three brothers. We are spread about and with the added delight of Covid, haven’t seen each other in six years. We will gather in a weeks time in Florida to reminisce, eat, swim, share, hangout and pass our family lore on to the next generation. I’m looking forward to it.

1981, my youngest brother Michael’s wedding. He died in 2000.

There is something about siblings. We have fought, resented, silenced, made up and reconnected as adults. I think we’ve finally made our peace and there should be no food fights.

2016 Nieces and nephews, spouses and my son at the far end. One brother missing.

So we’ll be packing up and making the trek to the US. House sitters arrive on Wednesday. Wish us safe travels.

Last picture before my mother died.
Mid 1950s

14 Responses to “Family Reunion Time”

  1. Emily November 13, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

    Enjoy your reunion! As children, we often fought like crazy, but as adults, my only brother and I are the best of friends and confidants. No one else experienced the same childhood as we did, and that makes certain stories, expressions, and jokes between us so special because they are ours alone. I can’t imagine living without him!

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  2. Jack Scott November 14, 2022 at 4:05 am #

    You’re so right about siblings!

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 November 14, 2022 at 7:01 am #

      My oldest brother just turned 79. He’s in good health but it’s hard not to think, when will be the last….

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      • Jack Scott November 14, 2022 at 7:34 am #

        My eldest brother is 71. We fell out, like you do, a while back and I wonder if we’ll ever be able to get past it. We’ll see 😦

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      • afish25 November 17, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

        All it takes is one person.


  3. Dan Smith November 15, 2022 at 3:29 am #

    Bien viaje

    Sent from Dan’s iPad



  4. Emilie November 20, 2022 at 5:19 am #

    Oh, you will enjoy this so much! I’m fortunate to see my sister once a year which isn’t nearly enough. I am in southeastern Arizona and she is in Louisville, Kentucky. I was there last spring and this spring I hope to be out there again.
    Enjoy, enjoy!


  5. Jan Barlow Frans November 27, 2022 at 8:27 am #

    Wonderful that as time goes by it’s good to treasure our siblings! Not everyone is capable of sparing the sword!!

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    • afish25 November 27, 2022 at 9:45 am #

      Lots of breathing. Good to hear from you Jan.


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