The Gathering

Love and laughter abound
from youngest to oldest, three generations.
Memories shared, stories told, memories made.
The circle of love goes around and round . . .
. . . we are blessed to still be aboard.
Thankful for every day.

Traditional cousins’ bench shot. In the top one, youngest is 2 and on the bottom, she’s almost 10!
Fifty-one years…..thankful for every day.
Hail hail, the gang’s all here….
Our much loved children and grandchildren.

All photos from last weekend….and what a joyful time we had at a marvelous VRBO farmhouse in Virginia!

11 thoughts on “The Gathering

  1. Adda June 30, 2021 / 11:24 am

    Beautiful!!!! Family is everything. Hugs and love from Iowa.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian June 30, 2021 / 11:25 am

      Ohhhhh….so good to see you here, Adda!!! Hugs right back at you ❤️


  2. Susan Joy Clark June 30, 2021 / 11:33 am

    Nice poem and sentiments, and it looks like a great clan gathering. I love that the cousins redid the same bench pose years later.


  3. Ingrid June 30, 2021 / 1:56 pm

    So pleased for you to have had this wonderful reunion Merril 🙏


    • Ingrid June 30, 2021 / 1:57 pm

      Lillian! I know full well you aren’t Merril but my brain is in a pickle from book designing all day 🤪 sorry!


  4. Joyce June 30, 2021 / 3:02 pm

    “THE GATHERING” is short, sweet, and says it all with those pictures. I am SO VERY glad you both are aboard.


  5. Nancy Jahnke June 30, 2021 / 3:11 pm

    Oh, Lill, these are the BEST pictures ever – historic pictures of family and milestone anniversary’s celebration! Love you all – Nan🥰

    Sent from my iPhone



  6. Kenji Kojima June 30, 2021 / 11:08 pm

    Beautiful family photos. Congratulations on the reunion of three great generations.


  7. storiesofpetey July 2, 2021 / 7:48 am

    Nothing brings more joy than spending time with those we love 🙂 Thank you for sharing!


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