My mom was Elizabeth Jane Dalton before she married my dad. She had 3 sisters and 1 brother and they lived in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
As an Army family, we grew up all over the world, but always returned to Attleboro to visit the aunts, uncles and cousins.
Those visits were always, always tons of fun and created some wonderful memories.
The photo above is from 1953 or 54. I’m second from the right in the first row.
This past weekend, some of the cousins came here.
It started out casually as Meg B. wrote on FB that she and her husband wanted to visit and “christen” our new deck and porch. We said, “Great!”
Then, Meg B’s sisters, Marion & Meredith, called and said, “We’re not letting her christen that deck without us. We’re coming too!” We said, “Great!”
Then I called another cousin, Mary Ellen, to see if she and her sister, Liz, wanted to come up for the weekend. They said, “Great!”
Then I called my sister, Meg, and she said, “Great!”
Everyone but Meg B. and her husband arrived on Friday. And Meg and Robert got here Saturday.
Meg B. was VERY surprised!
shouted spoken the most – “More wine!”
The song sung the most – Old Cape Cod. Although we got pretty good at Sisters, Sisters after some practice. And um… more wine.
My brother, Kevin, was able to join us on Sunday. He didn’t grow up with any of these cousins but he survived the afternoon of outrageous memories.
The husbands, Moffett & Robert, stayed calm and poured more wine.
We replicated the Nana photo on Sunday before Mary Ellen and Liz headed back to Massachusetts.
First row: Liz, Meredith (too young for the original photo), Meg D. & me
Second row: Meg B., Mary Ellen & Marion
The “effort” to do this – highly worth it!
The memories – unforgettable!
The cousins – gee, I’m lucky!
All of the photos? Click Here!
PS – If you happen to see the movie, The Conjuring, you may spot Marion. She’s in the movie!