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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Family Gathering...

Back at the end of June my sister Joanna and I organised a large family get-together in Chipperfield Parish Hall. There were about 56 of us - all sharing the food and cooking duties.

Mothers, fathers, children, brothers, sisters, cousins, first cousins once removed...

It was so fantastic to see everyone. My cousin Peter gave a wonderfully moving speech, we had a bottle raffle for Macmillan Cancer Support raising £228 and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We left promising to do it all again in a few years time.

To be brutally frank the reason I wanted to organise the do was because I was fed up with meeting the extended family only at funerals. I used to see them at weddings all the time but as you get older...

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