Sunday, August 02, 2009

Kissin' Cousins

A welcome break in our routine was a trip to a little town just north of Oxford, Ohio, home of Miami University (and what changes they've made there over the ten years since Darby graduated). One of Denny's aunts was holding a "mini" family reunion; just the remaining aunts from a family of 15 children and their children, which totals I believe about 64 cousins. Naturally, many live out of state and many couldn't make it, but it was a nice gathering of the Braun clan. Denny's aunt put on the entire spread (we ALWAYS eat well at Braun family reunions) including the homemade peach and strawberry ice creams. Yum. There was much eating, talking and laughter. A good day.

The Braun cousins. Only 26 of the 64 this time around. Catching them with their mouths closed is a feat in itself. Seated in order of age, starting with Wanda to Denny's left (in the bright pink).

The aunts; in their 80s and 90s and still going strong.

The "outlaws"; those of us who married into the family. And yes, stress obviously has packed on some pounds in my case so it's back to Atkins for me when this is all over. Sigh.

2 comments:

SkippyMom said...

This looks like such a blast! You are so cute [great color on you btw]

I so miss our reunions with the homemade dinner and ice creams along with the great memories to share.

Glad you could go :)

simplycol said...

I love the idea of a family reunion. My cousins (not nearly as many as in your photos) and I have talked of such a gathering.. but never seem to actually get it done. Getting so many people together is quite the accomplishment. Congrats to Denny's aunt for pulling this off and in such a grand way. It looks like such a fun time.

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