Family Visits

Family Visits

Our ramblings in Washington State included family—Skus’ brothers, six grandchildren, a very new grand-niece.  We couldn’t take the excursions we once planned with the grandchildren because, with our van set up for camping, we have only our two seats, and we won’t take them without proper seat belts.  Maybe next year…   But each gave us memories to cherish:  Mitch comfortably absorbed in a book, Ruthie posing beside her very neatly made bed, Chris with Grandpa’s “Brick by Brick” game on the living room carpet, the barbequed chicken and steak Jason prepared for us, walking in a nearby park with Dottie after the weather cooled below the 90 degrees, meeting the pleasant young man who is Kathy’s boyfriend.   The highlight was 6-week-old Rose who is, of course, one of the world’s most beautiful babies!  Visits with brothers and sisters are especially important because one of these years there won’t be four brothers and four wives for reunions.  Skus and I still feel strange about being the oldest living members of our immediate families.  Brother Cliff both amused and annoyed Skus by reminding him multiple times, “You’re OLD!  You’re older than Pop was when he died!”

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