This week-end is our annual family reunion. This is only a portion of my mothers 16 siblings. Some have passed. Some were not able to make it to the last reunion when this photo was snapped. My dad’s family had 14 children. Both groups lost a couple of children in childhood.
My math was off, but when I was in grade school the teacher asked the class how many aunts and uncles we had. I figured 14 +16 = 30. And 30 plus their spouses would be 30 more. So my math came up to 60 aunts and uncles. It wasn’t too far from the truth.
They took the Bible literally when it advised to go forth and multiply. If you put both my mom’s and dad’s family together, plus each aunt & uncles children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, the numbers are hard to believe.
Our family members have scattered across the nation. Their careers are varied, and their impact on the world impossible to calculate.
When it comes to family reunions, it’s all relative!