It’s time for Cyranny’s Quicky! Today’s question is “Is your family a really close one?”

At one time, my family was very close. Aunts, uncles, cousins; we all saw each other regularly and stayed in touch. I remember family reunions in my Aunt Franny’s backyard, gathering around the piano and singing, even a Hawaiian luau. We always gathered at her house because she had the biggest backyard with a huge, fabulous weeping willow tree.

And of course, the holidays were a blast!

Even after some of us began to move away from the Chicago area, we still saw each other yearly.

But then people started dying. Both my parents are gone. All of my aunts, uncles and several cousins have passed away too. I have two half-brothers and a half-sister, but they are scattered across the country and I rarely see them.

So, we used to be a close family, yes. It’s a good thing we took a lot of pictures. Memories go a long way.

Left-rght: me, Aunt Franny, Cousin Jan, Mom. 1979-80

7 thoughts

  1. Thank you for sharing these thoughts… I’m sorry about all your loved ones losses. Unfortunately we can’t keep the years from going by, and people from passing. I’m glad you still have all these happy memories of them. That will keep them alive for a long long time still. xx

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