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Every year we go to a family reunion on my  husband’s side.
Every year this reunion grows smaller and smaller.
Every year I have to prompt my husband to get up and talk to his aunts and uncles on his father’s side.

The aunts and uncles are slowly whittling down to  almost no one

He lost 2 uncles in the past 18 months.

I said to him yesterday at the annual reunion “Why do we come to these things if you are going to sit here among your family and not visit with anyone?”

which prompted him to get up and go visit people.

We don’t go for my benefit.

We go because it is his father’s family.

I enjoy seeing people but I don’t need to attend these reunions.

On his mother’s side no one puts forth the effort to get together.
Which is quite sad to me.
Yes I could do it but why?
it isn’t my family…..Rick’s sister could do it or one of his many aunts on his mother’s side.

But no one does.
So we see everyone at funerals.

seems rather sad to me…..

But what does one do?


Posted September 21, 2015 by Marge in family, ramblings

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