When I was a kid, I loved family celebrations. I loved getting together with my cousins, who were also friends, aunts and uncles and grandparents and spending time, eating, playing, chatting and just having fun.
Of course, I was just a kid and didn’t know the kind of work it took to get ready.
When I was very young, we lived in Old Ford in a house with my dad’s parents, so most celebrations took place there.
All my dad’s family lived close-by, and the three brothers all worked together, so we saw them fairly often. Aunt Phyllis and her kids just lived a few streets over, so of course, they were always there.