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Saturday, July 01, 2017

Well, the week end is here, but for us it is just another day. But at noon, we will be meeting hubby's family at a local café for a bite to eat. The BIL is having their class reunion this weekend and so they are home for that and want to get together. We have absolutely nothing planned for the 4th. It is just another day. Another Sparker was writing how they use to celebrate and now that the family is grown things are so different than when the kids are home. Yes, I agree, holidays are not anything like they were, and we usually am lucky to get a phone call from the boys. They have their own families and made their own traditions. It is kind of sad, but that is just the way it is. I know after I left home, and got married and had the boys, I did the same thing, we just sort of moved on. But I know when I was a child we still had holidays with the whole family, aunt, uncles, cousins, grandparents, you name it, everyone was there and had huge banquets. I think it was our generations that changed a lot of that, and the fact that the world was changing so much. Travel was easier, more women were working, we became more independent, and then our kids just continued the down-fall of the family. It is a shame but that is what it is.

Well, I have to move forward, so take care and have a GET day. Linda
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  • BJAEGER307
    That's why we as a family make it a priority to get together at least on the holidays, but I know what you mean. This was the first year hubby's brother didn't show up at me sister in laws for her annual 4th of July gathering. Didn't even call or text he wasn't coming. Boy that didn't go over well with sister in law. Sigh, guess change is happening and there is nothing we can do but accept it.
    890 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/3/2017 11:33:15 PM
    Hope you had fun and enjoyed your Saturday!
    891 days ago
    We will be going to a niece's home for family birthdays celebration this weekend. That is the family gathering
    for us.
    892 days ago
    My in-laws are big on tradition; my family, not so much. I prefer spending holidays with my family.
    892 days ago
  • GORDON66
    My mother belonged to a club of women. On Fourth of July, we all gathered at a forest preserve for a picnic. It was a lot of fun. In the big scheme of things, it wasn't that long ago that multi-generational families lived together as a unit. That's no longer the case. That's why little kids end up in day care, and older adults are in nursing homes. Families used to take care of each other through all stages of life.


    892 days ago
    Our children and their families still get together with me. This will be the first year without my hubby. Bitterweet.
    892 days ago
    When I was young our families shared all holidays - my mom's family, her sister's family and my grandparents. Sometimes my dad's sister's family joined us too. I'm just now going through all my dad's slides and there are a lot of celebrations! Not now - Tom and I might grill something but otherwise the 4th will just be another day!

    Enjoy your dinner (lunch) today with your family that's in town.
    892 days ago
    When we were younger it was the same. My mom's family would always get together on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day. My grandparents are gone now and all of us cousins are spread out all over, so it makes it harder to get together. We still try to around Christmas though. Enjoy your weekend!
    892 days ago
    Not true for CANADIANS, we still have plenty to be proud of and celebrate emoticon emoticon
    892 days ago
    Enot your family
    892 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I am agreeing with you on that tradition thing. Once my Dad died, the whole family crumbled, although they were a sorry lot to begin with. Not easy to say, but truthful. When we get older, it is sometimes our friends that make up for lost family time.
    892 days ago
    Have a blessed day.😄
    892 days ago
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