For the last 2-3 years my husband has been talking about going to S. Calif. to visit his family, or who remains, at least one last time. And not at a funeral! Two weekends ago, we got the opportunity to go to a family reunion in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. There were many, but not all, of the people he wanted to see, present there. It was a good time to catch up on so much that has gone on in all our lives, kids, weddings, grand-kids, travels, etc. Who knows when we will have this opportunity again?
We went down on a Friday and came back on Sunday. We stayed with one of his cousins and had a great time visiting with her and others, outside of picnic time.
While there we had a chance to look at some family photos she had, and they were great. I took pictures of many of them and had them printed out. I will label them and put them in albums for my kids. This is one of the 8x10's we got. I doctored it up a little on the computer so it's not so faded looking. This is a picture of my father-in-law (bottom left) his 8 siblings and his parents. I think it is a great picture. Of course when we came home I had to write down the order of them all, before I forgot (and yes, I have met everyone of them, except grandpa~ in the middle).