family ties

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Getting to know me

Yesterday, some folks from Goose Creek, NC, piled into their car for the first leg of their trip to New York. A couple from Kennesaw, GA, made copies of old family photos and started their trip north today. Several others from various points of the map are also putting other of life’s obligations on hold … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Kissing Cousins

I love a picture that tells a story, and this one is about a love affair. It’s Catherine, age 3, and her cousin Nicky, then 4. Both of them are looking at colleges now and I don’t know where time went. Their lives and interests have diverged as happens in life. But back when this … Continue reading

Cat’s in the Cradle …

Finally finished celebrating Christmas this weekend. Yes, you read that correctly. Between the swim meets, volleyball games, gymnastics competitions and a million other things, this was the first weekend we could get together with Jacquie and her family. Jacquie is my dearest friend from college, a soul sister who is sometimes mistaken for actually being … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Sibling Ties

The photo was taken in October 1960. That’s Basil at right, wearing the same expression I’ve seen a million times, getting a first glimpse of his new brother, Dean. (Well, he will as soon as my mother-in-law, Dena, unwraps him!) Basil is 5 here — and had long been king of the hill. Having a … Continue reading

Messages straight from the heart

Love is in the air here at the Vaneches. The past two days have brought two unexpected emotion-packed declarations. The first noteworthy moment happened Thursday and involved Catherine — not in the way you might think. She’d returned to ESF Camp for the end-of-summer Family Fling, two weeks after her counselor in training program ended, … Continue reading