I have a bunch of NaBloPoMo to make up for since I didn't post Saturday & Sunday. So I'll be posting two NaBlo posts today and two tomorrow.
Here is the family photo taken just yesterday at my family reunion in East Texas. I am in the front bottom right with my daughter in my lap, seated crosslegged, second from right. My sister and her two kids are on the bottom left seated crosslegged. Between us are the triplets, born when I was about 10 so they're about 14 now. They are my cousins. Seated in chairs above me are the family elders. My brother and his wife are at the very back standing, center of the photo, below the lights. And tons of other family members and cousins. You may be able to click on the photo to see it enlarged.
My maternal side of the family has lived in that area of East Texas near Huntsville since the late 1800's. My maternal grandmother, grandfather, and many other ancestral family members are buried in the cemetery there in Trinity, TX. Our family owns land and sells the lumber. Every year we meet to discuss the lumber corporation and to visit with each other. They have been doing the yearly meeting out in the woods on the family land for about 40 years but they held the meeting before that elsewhere. Its really a treasured part of my family history and I hope to pass on this tradition to my daughter.