I don’t mean to be melodramatic but one thing hard about getting older is losing family members and friends. One thing hard about getting older is losing family members and friends. With each passing year there are fewer of us around than before.
In my immediate family we have just one 82-year-old Uncle left alive and then it’s down to us — the cousins. This loss of family is part of life and on we all know death is coming but still, it is sad. And we are mostly in our 50’s & 60’s so its inevitable at some point.
A few years ago my cousins and I stared getting together for a meal around the new year. Some years its is held as a NY eve dinner and this year it’s NY day breakfast.
Most of us have to drive at least an hour and we pick a site that is about midway for most of us and it is a pleasant way to begin the new year or see out the old one. This is an opportunity to share and catch up on the past year. And it’s fun to.
Small House Homesteader, Donna