Sunday, September 4, 2011
I Almost Hate To Say This...!
Tomorrow we have a family get-together.
We have one every year about this time...to celebrate my late father's birthday. One day a year that members of the family can get together and visit, talk, and generally catch up on things.
I hate to say it, but there will be a few family members that won't show up. Some that won't show very seldom do. Family doesn't seem to matter to them anymore, if it ever did.
But that's their decision and they will have to live with it. The main thing I keep thinking about is that my Mother is getting on up in age, and who knows how many more of these reunions she will be around for!
You would think that out of respect to her, they would show up. But respect has become a thing of the past for some, as has manners and common courtesy. Slowly we are loosing touch with family and old friends. With the passing of our contacts, a lot of the oral history and stories of the family is lost and gone forever!
However, I'll be here as always. Don't know if that's a good thing or bad, but I'll be here regardless.
Since tomorrow is a holiday and there will be some folks here, I'm gonna take the day off. I hope everyone has a good Labor Day celebration! Be safe, no matter what you do...OK?
C'mon, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit on the patio for a bit!