The memorial for our Uncle was this weekend. We had family come from California, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Colorado. One end of the country to the next! We had a great time being together and telling "remember when" stories. It was so nice to see cousins that we don't see often and some even brought their kids with them. We had people from one year of age on up! :)
It was a great time of visiting, eating, laughing, crying, eating, remembering, visiting, laughing, crying.....and so on and so on. I am a people watcher. I love to sit back and watch people. In doing so, I noticed how similar some of us really were. Our mannerisms and laughs and the way we held ourselves. After all, we are related I guess. But, it was fun to see how closly knit some of us are. Fun! :)
The time was short for all of us to be together. None of us are independently wealthy, so we all had to go back to work and our lives....darn it......but the time we did get to spend together was lovely. And after it was all over.....we felt like this little pumpkin.