1965 family picnic, with my English granny (on left in rocker) visiting. That's me in the red shorts and high socks--stylin'! L to R: Granny, Julie, John, Dad, Lizzie, Joe, Tom, me, Theresa or Maggie (can't tell from this fuzzy photo) and Mom in the chaise. By 1965, all 13 children had been born, and I think Mom and Dad look pretty good, considering.
I'll be at my family reunion this weekend, reconnecting with my brothers and sisters and cousins and uncle and aunt. We're just a little older than this 2002 photo, and Mom and Dad are not with us any more, but all 13 siblings are planning to be at the reunion, and that in itself is a miracle.