We were at a family reunion in New York over the weekend
and my niece got a great picture of Joe and I.
seeing people we hadn't seen in decades...or ever,
and seeing people we hadn't seen in a year or so.
There were 5 original siblings in my grandmother's family
They are all long gone now
130 family members showed up to honor them
each family got a different coloured t-shirt but we all had the same design.
It was a lot of fun!
We opened with a prayer/blessing for those who have gone beyond....
calling out the names of our loved ones that we miss
and, of course the pipes...
Amazing Grace for our loved ones gone beyond but with us in spirit
and we called out their names
then "A Nation Once Again"
with the older generation singing along -which brought a tear to my eye
finishing up with America, the Beautiful
and we all sang along to that