Some of our clan after our farewell breakfast. From left, Susie, Rick, Trish, Diane, Chris, Michael, Kathy, Alice, Carolyn, Diane, Cari, Tom, Anita, Jeanie, Glenn, Lisa, Elvis, Cousby, Dennis and Leslie.
It was a farewell, hello, what! week

My mother used to tell me that when a new life enters the world, an old life goes out of it.

I found that to be especially true in August when Scout was born. A week later, two cousins – one on each side of my family died. One was unexpected; the other was not.

This weekend my maternal relatives gathered in Dublin, Ohio to say farewell to our oldest female cousin, Loretta, who fought a good fight against cancer.