My mom was from a family of 6 children and 2 older half brothers, both of which are deceased. Needless to say when we all get together there is alot of family running around. My mom, the oldest of the 6 kids, passed away in 1998. That is when we decided we needed to get together for reunions every now and then. This last month we had ours in Burlington.
As a kid growing up I was the oldest grandkid of 13 (also we have 5 cousins from the half brothers). Every year we all got together for most holidays at my grandparents house. My family is really into taking picture so every year we had a picture of every generation year after year. I wanted to scan an old picture of all the cousins when we were little, but can't get it to work, so will have to settle on this picture that was taken at the reunion. This isn't everyone, a few cousins are missing. Now we all have kids, so there is another generation of cousins, and it just keeps growing. My kids are the oldest great grandkids, and someday we will start having great-great grandkids.
We are also a very musical family, and every reunion we have our own talent show, my Grandma Brisendine played the piano by ear and sang. Most of us have inherited that talent. It is so amazing! What a great family I have!