I mentioned in a previous post that our annual family reunion was held recently. I always enjoy the gathering. You can't go wrong with good food, family and friends!
There was one major change this year - my grandmother wasn't there to join us. She passed away New Year's Eve at the age of 95.
One of my uncles did a fantastic job of setting the mood at the beginning of the reunion. He told us that, although we all missed Grandma terribly, we were there to celebrate the legacy of Grandma and PaPa. They would have wanted us to continue the tradition. He pointed out that it should be a joyous time, not a time of sorrow or sadness. He was right.
You can always count on some things to stay the same at our reunions. Little boys on tractors..... A beautiful garden out back.....