Tara, my mother and myself just spend three days at Ocean City, NJ with family that Tara and I had not seen in 6 years (and a couple others even longer). My brother Bill, SIL Gerri, and niece, Kristen, live in Austin, TX. My nephew Patrick, wife Holly and my two great nephews, Patrick and Austin, live in Allentown, PA. Bill was in for vacation in Ocean City, NJ for the week, so we headed down for a couple days to visit. We are not real close, but it was wonderful seeing everyone and catching up on lives. Tara feels totally out of place at family events, because she really does not remember any one. I am realzing that being 12 is a really hard time socially. We had a few tense moments, but all in all good memories were made.
This photo was not easy to organize, as we were preparing to leave, others were headed in different directions (or just getting up) and others really don’t like being in any photos (yours truly included!). I felt it was important, because you just never know when (or if) we will all be together again for such a picture. I was thankful that my cousin Bob was there, and when I had pretty much decided I was not going to bother trying, he spoke up and got people together. Thanks to Kelly for taking the photo so I could be in this one!
Front left Tara, Gerri (SIL), Kristen, Brother Bill
Bob (cousin), Austin (great nephew), Aunt Alice, Mom
Patrick (great nephew), Holly (niece-in-law) Patrick (nephew) myself.
(Aunt Alice is my mom’s only sister, and owns the house in which we stayed. Bobby is her son)