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Monday, August 10, 2009

A South Sound Family Reunion

On Saturday, August 8th, South Sound residents Sandra & Jerry Hard of Shelton, Washington hosted a family reunion for Sandra’s family, the Frieze Family. Twenty-six children, grandchildren, great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-greats were present for a barbeque, home movies, and lots and lots of talk. The first reunion in thirty years for some members who had come from as far away as Arizona and Missouri, there was much to talk about and catch up on.

Eight first cousins together again

Second cousins, once removed, play together while the adults catch up

Those members who were not present were not forgotten. They were represented in favorite recipes, pieces of jewelry, and the faces of those who loved them. The family hopes that there will be more such meetings without such a long interval between.


Kim Thompson said...

You look like you have a really lovely family!

Stephanie Frieze said...

Thanks! We are a diverse lot (and I'm the most diverse) and I adore every one of them.

JosephMcG said...

Family, family, family... one of the greatest gifts we have to offer one another... the intimacy that comes with being close to one another...
Stephanie... I am delighted for you... they are such beautiful people

Lorraine Hart said... made me get quite misty with this one. What a beautiful tribe!