Monday, July 1, 2013


I recently got together with my 10 cousins (and their spouses) from one side of the family.  While we are all in touch with each other on a regular basis, we couldn’t remember an occasion (since we were teenagers) when we were all in the same room at the same time.    

We had a great long weekend – with a BBQ; exploring Rock City Park – the world’s largest exposure of quartz conglomerate in Oleans, NY; participating in a Murder Mystery aboard the RMS Tyranic in 1912; a visit to the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum; too much food and drink and a generally great time.

If you’re like me, you let life get in the way of the things that are truly important – keeping in touch with friends and family.  The week after I came back from the reunion, I took the time to call several friends who I had not spoken to recently.

So my challenge to each of you as summer gets underway and life slows down – contact at least one person who you haven’t seen or spoken to recently and catch up.

Wishing all of you a great July!

Some pictures from Rock City Park and the area around Allegany, NY where we stayed.