My fathers family was there, right there, not all of his 80 billion uncles of course but his "family". I was truly one lucky duck growing up. One of his cousins who he is very close to and whose kids I went to school with, had a significant wedding anniversary whilst we were there and we were invited.
The highlight for me was not of course seeing all the old timers, cos lets face it half of them don't even know who they are anymore, let alone who we are, snort but seeing the second cousins. I spoke to one such cousin for hours, just her and I reconnecting 30+ years. The good the bad and the other. A gap was bridged and a connection made that can never be undone. Ben one of the young 'uns, used to be a curly haired little bugger, is now probably 6'7 of mature upstanding goodness. This made me giggle. Such a lovely chap with his 3 kids in tow. Rosie and his Ruby, instant friends.
All the extended family celebrating the good things in life together.
|50 yrs of wedded crazy.|
Norton and my father were very crazy young men and can tell rather eyebrow raising tales about each other. Not really sure how they both survived. Lol
(photo cred Jeanne)
|someone thinks the sun rises and sets on her Grandpa...........I wonder where she gets that idea|
|I happen to love this photo|
|Uncle Andy keeps this cricket green in tip top shape|
|hey Yank, that's a pitch not a bowl|
|sheesh who bought the foreigner. LOL|
|One kid said to her, you can't throw, meaning you can't bowl, so she said, oh yeah, watch me and wailed an overarm pitch. snort.|
|important rules meeting but look who isn't listening hah|
|She never figured out the proper form, they gave up trying and accepted the Yank. fun was had. why can't adults just accept.|
|I love this shot. I had to zoom in from miles away and it captures him so perfectly|
|It's a terrible photo, Daddy Rosie and i are wind swept , I'm freezing and the kid on the end is magically perfectly coiffured and composed, but I just love it, I really really love even if I do look like im having a stoke|
(photo cred to jeanne)