Got up this morning thinking about family. Today is my little brother's birthday. It's funny how you have close relationships with some members of your family, but not with others - not necessarily brothers and sisters, but cousins, aunts, and uncles. It takes work to maintain relationships. This summer we will have a Barker family reunion. I will go, because I love that side of the family. They are a quirky bunch, bless their hearts.
My mother's family will have a reunion in June. I will take Mom if she wants to go, but I will know no one there, and they will not know me. When Mom is gone, that will end that connection. Funny that.