Our reunion was such a huge success. We had about 80 show up and all had a grand time. Good food, fun games, enjoyable conversation. QOV presentation was so satisfying. Our kids surprised us with family T shirts. We kept the party going the next day too for the ones who didn't have to head home.
This is most of my family.
I did get invited to come see her while we were downstate. I wasn't entirely sure we would. Mom works in medical office and her sister is a doctor. They were talking so much about seniors whose whooping cough has expired causing babies to become very ill and even dying. I actually had whooping cough when I was 12. My situation now is my Drs. won't let me get most immunizations because they say my system is too compromised. I was prepared to not be able to see her, but fortunately I was...even if all she did was sleep. I was very careful to not kiss her or snuggle too close. I'll have to discuss it more with my Dr.
Name: Susan MacKenzie Torrington, Alberta, Canada World Famous Gopher Hole Museum
Happy to know you got to see little C.C.! That must have been very nerve wracking to think that something could be passed on to her so easily that would cause her grief.
If your Dr says you're ok to kiss & snuggle her, when's the next time you'll be able to see her?
What a beautiful little newborn girl, Karen. She looks so alert, just as if she's saying, 'Well hello there, Grandmother, I'm so happy to see you!" I am also so glad you got to see that lovely little child.
If you ever have the opportunity to see the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, please do not miss it. It is an awe inspiring experience. I cried the whole time I was walking by the wall. What got to me the most were the bits of paper stuck into crevasses in the wall and the items that were left at the bottom. I took a quilt with me, I wished I had a car load of quilts. I asked the American Legion post Commander if he could help me choose. He immediately took me to meet Tom, giving me a bit of his history along the way. Aside from his many tours in "Nam", Tom was responsible for the Memorial Wall being in Sanford, MI this weekend. With lots of tears all around, I managed to get the quilt presented to Tom.