It's April 1967, that's me on the right, sporting a pudding basin haircut and a Batman badge on my tie. In the middle is my cousin, she was three years younger than me then...and still is. On the left is her mum, the aunt I often mention on these pages. My aunt turned 93 two days ago and still lives alone in East London, as she's done since my cousin moved to New York in 1988. This weekend though, the family flies in for a belated birthday celebration and tomorrow evening I'll be driving down to reunite with my cousin, her husband and their three kids, all of whom have grown up considerably since we last saw them in 2017. In fact in the interim, the eldest two have graduated from college, while the youngest starts college herself later this month. Their trip was a relatively last minute affair and though they'll be staying in London for the whole week, I only have a couple of precious days with them all before I have to head back for work. It's going to be emotional.
Friday, 5 August 2022
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Have a great weekend, Swede.
The hairstyle is a timeless classic, hope you've kept it.
Ah fantastic, so glad you can have a full reunion again - have a marvellous weekend (we know you all will). I really like to think you've still got that Batman badge... Too much to hope for?
Warms the cockles, Swede. We feel like we know your aunt and cousin. Send them our best. - Brian
Thanks for sharing, Swede, I hope you had a wonderful weekend reunited with your family. And extra thanks for including a Sparks song, which always brightens my day.
I feel as if we know this half of your family so well from following these pages. I'm sure the reunion must have been a wonderful affair after too long of being apart.
Thanks everyone. A splendid time was had by all.
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