Saturday, February 18, 2012

Family History...

I recently attended the funerals of two of my cousins. If your family is like mine, funerals, while devastating, are also family reunions. We exchange memories of childhood adventures, reflect on time spent with grandparents, take pictures, make promises to get together, say our goodbyes and wait until the next funeral to gather again.

After returning home I went through some old family photos and posted them on Facebook. This instigated lively debates in trying to decide who, where and when. I wish I had asked more questions while the older generation was still around. Hind sights twenty twenty, right?

As death begins to claim my peers it makes me aware that my generation is in charge of the history making now. I don't feel that old. Where has the time gone? Just yesterday I was raising a family and now I'm the family matriarch. I'm not sure how I feel about that title, but then the choice isn't mine, is it?  As Scarlett O'Hara said, "I won't think about that today. I'll think about that tomorrow."

Today, I'm going to call my siblings, give my spouse a hug and count my blessings.
Have a nice day!!!


  1. Janice@GypsyFarmGirl gypsy wrote:

    Our family reunions seem to take place at funerals as well. My grandparents never wrote on the back of their pictures and we have ask lots of those same questions about who/what/where/when. I've made a goal to describe the details on my pictures, so one day the answers will be there.

    1. Me too. I try to write on the backs of mine or as in the case now, label them in the computer. LOL

  2. Posted by Sally to SUGAR MOON at February 19, 2012 11:46 AM

    Sad but true about the funerals and family reunions. Back when, we had two reunions every year; now when there is one, hardly anyone shows up. I'm the matriarch now also although no one has mentioned it. Maybe I should remind them! :)

  3. Ha!HA! No one has mentioned it to me either.

  4. Posted by McGuffy Ann to SUGAR MOON at February 19, 2012 1:22 PM

    Beautiful post.


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