Monday, August 30, 2010

Emily's Reunion - 2010

Marcy and Scott from Merrick, New York were so gracious to hold this year's reunion for the children adopted from China in Emily's group and another group they spent their time with at The White Swan Hotel. Ken and I were invited to share this special day. It was awesome to see the twelve children and their families who were able to make the picnic. These girls had a great time swimming all afternoon and reacquainting themselves since their last year's picnic. All the families intermingled and just enjoyed the day. I got to meet Marcy's Mom and realized very soon we could be twin sisters. Hard to believe someone else could talk and act so much like Nana. Scary, isn't it.

Most the families stayed at the Marriott that night and the next morning met for a boat ride around the harbor. Our main attraction was the Statue of Liberty. Actually, this is the first time I have had the pleasure to meet this great lady. And that she is. She stands stately and proud and has met immigrants entering this wonderful country for many years. In 1906 she welcomed my grandparents to their new home from Ireland. And so she has done for millions of people. Thank you, France, for your gift of her to us.

I'm hoping to be part of another reunion next year. Thank you, Marcy and Scott, for a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and kisses,

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