Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Good advice, don't you think? 


We had a "Cousins Reunion" this past Saturday in Dallas. Most everyone was there although there are 5 that are deceased and 2 more that were unable to attend. Our parents were from a family of 9 siblings, including 1 set of twins. We really haven't been together other than for funerals for a very long time. We do have plans to do this more often!  We need to make every effort as we're all growing older and you never know what tomorrow might bring. I don't mean to be morbid here...it's just a reality for all of us!  3 of the cousins have cancer, one has an issue walking, one has diabetes, etc. Probably TMI, right? I apologize!


NOTE:  All the photos were taken with cell phones and not the best!

We were so fortunate to have our only living Aunt join us!  She's 93 ~ isn't that awesome? She's in reasonably good health...difficulty walking without her cane and difficulty hearing. This is the first year *ever* that she hasn't had a garden. That's been her lifestyle and let me tell you, the veggies she canned were superb!  At Christmas, she always gave me a large bag full of canned items. I always looked forward to it and loved it immensely.


In the above photo we were all pointing to her as our "Guest of Honor"!  She had as much fun as the rest of us. It was so wonderful to see everyone and try to catch up in the time we had. I do have to say that the 2 organizers have suggested a twice a year gathering and I really hope we can do that!

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Just thought I'd share this article with you. It's written by a new Target employee, chronicling his first week on the job. It's a bit long but absolutely hilarious!  You will be glad you read it, I promise!  :)
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Essie's new Fall Collection is out!  I don't think the selection is as impressive as OPI's but that's just me.

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I realize all the Fall Home Tours are going on this week so if you took the time to stop by, I so appreciate it!  



18 comments:

  1. How fun that you got to be together with your cousins! What a special time!

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  2. Happy you got together. We have a reunion once a year and three have passed since last year. Sad:(. Hugs

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  3. Love that quote! And not too much info! I love hearing about people's families, and it's so special that you were able to get together. You're so right about the importance of getting together because we don't know what's in the near future. My Dad was diagnosed with ALS 3 years ago, and all 8 of us kids arranged for his 4 siblings and their kids to get together while he could still walk and talk. A few weeks after our reunion, my aunt found out she had cancer and passed 2 months later, and my uncle passed from cancer last year...things we could never have expected. We're all so thankful that we had that time together!

    Rachel@TrailerTrashTreasureTrove

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  4. Love that quote! And not too much info! I love hearing about people's families, and it's so special that you were able to get together. You're so right about the importance of getting together because we don't know what's in the near future. My Dad was diagnosed with ALS 3 years ago, and all 8 of us kids arranged for his 4 siblings and their kids to get together while he could still walk and talk. A few weeks after our reunion, my aunt found out she had cancer and passed 2 months later, and my uncle passed from cancer last year...things we could never have expected. We're all so thankful that we had that time together!

    Rachel@TrailerTrashTreasureTrove

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  5. Oh Pat, what a precious reunion! I hope that soon, we'll be able to do that. Old of my first oldest cousins (I'm one of the younger ones! LOL!) always put the reunions together. She's since lost her dad last year and is grieving right now. She loves family and appreciates the history of ours. My mom moved away when Daddy started the church so she didn't always go back to reunions, thus we missed out on much of this. I hope we can get together soon. I miss everybody. We are keeping up on facebook now and that is a blessing.

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  6. Looks and sounds like everyone had a great time at the reunion. I just sent you an e-mail regarding my new e-mail address, be on the lookout for it.

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  7. How wonderful to have a cousins reunion with your Aunt, as the special guest of honor! You all look fabulous and I hope you get together more often!
    P. S. That was a great quote at the beginning!

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  8. The reunion looked fun. Glad you could all get together. Those are really special times.
    Hope you will make an effort to all get together. Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. Hi Pat, what a fun reunion with your cousins and God Bless your Aunt. She looks fabulous!!
    Love seeing your smiling faces and so glad you could all get together. My cousins also did this in 2013 and we had a wonderful time. Time and life is so short, these get together's are so important and make for special memories.
    The Target share was fun to read!!
    Have a great week. xo

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  11. What a wonderful cousins reunion, Pat. We did that a few years ago, and it was great getting together with all the cousins. You look like a lively bunch, and how special that your Aunt joined you. This is an awesome quote you have on here today.

    ~Sheri

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  12. That Target article was SO funny! I am so glad you made some lovely memories with your sweet family.

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  13. It's great that you get together with your cousins! I agree with you that you definitely have to do this more often. I get together with three other childhood friends (because my family isn't a close one like yours). We've known each other since about Grade 4, and have been meeting once a year. I too am starting to think once a year is just not enough anymore.

    Loved the Target article. What a great outlook this guy has ... I hope he's promoted to something better, but maybe that would ruin the interaction he has with customers.

    Wendy

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  14. A cousins reunion is so nice! And it must have been lovely for your aunt to be there too ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  15. It is so lovely to have a family reunion, lovely photo's of you all.

    All the best Jan

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  16. Thank you so much Madam!! you just present my thoughts and encourage me to take some decision in my life.

    Best wishes!!
    ATLG

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  17. What a nice get together with family! You should frame some of those cute pics! I'm off to read the Target link now...I bet it's interesting!

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  18. Hi Pat. I loved these pictures, so much happiness in family reunions. And I just read your comment on Jane's blog and thought, "Pat is so wise." I know your life was profoundly changed when you lost your precious Abby and I just wanted to tell you what a positive, bright light you are in the blog world.
    xo
    Leslie

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