Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Family Matters

I had a whirlwind overnight trip last weekend to Nashville for my cousin Kathleen's wedding (congratulations to her and Derek). It was really nice of her to invite me, especially since I haven't seen anybody on that side of the family in close to a decade.

Close to a decade... that's a long time. I've been sorting through my thoughts on the experience since I got home. It was great to see everyone (including some new cousins I hadn't ever met), but it was also a little odd. How do you approach a family member you haven't seen in ten years? "Hey, how've you been holding up the last decade?"

I've gotten a little better at large social functions the last several years, but I'm not sure anything could've prepared me for this. There's just so much I don't know about my extended family, and the task of getting to know them again seems incredibly daunting.

At any rate, the reception featured these little cocktail burgers I hadn't ever seen before. Neat.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And yes how has the past decade been, cuz!!!!!! Well I thought you manners were excellent and suit fit you to a tee!!!!

Glad you were able to make it down Son!