Sunday, June 21, 2009

Light Family Reunion

Donna, brothers and families

Gayle & Ed Mooney - hosts of the event

Aunt Barbara, Me, Aunt Anita

Keith Dawson and I

Donna, her brother Brian, Me
This past weekend I went to Elk Grove California
for a Light family reunion. These are members
of the biological family that I recently came into.
My biological grandmother was one of eight
children of which three are living. These "Grand
Pooh-bahs" had a family reunion and I was
lucky enough to attend compliments of Donna.
Here are a few of the pictures. I was finally able
to meet one of my Dad's football buddies from the
1949 team at University of Pacific - Keith Dawson.
Keith was married to my biological great aunt whose
name was Frances. Fran sang at my adoptive
parents wedding in 1951 six years before I was born!
Talk about a small world!
It was a whirlwind trip - I left Show Low on Friday at
1 in the afternoon, drove three hours, flew two hours,
spent the night at Neils, attended the reunion, flew
two hours, drove three hours and got home on
Sunday morning at 1 am. Whew! I am tired!