My family's Burkholder reunion is held the day before Easter. My brother Merle and his family are almost always absent because of the distance. This weekend Merle, Edith, and daughter Bethanie were in the area so we hosted an extra mini-Burkholder reunion here. It was good to have all five of us siblings at the same place at the same time. Some of our children and grandchildren joined us. Twenty-six people were here for lunch and some more came in the afternoon. We had a good time renewing acquaintances, rehearsing old stories, etc. The memories and interests we have in common are the ties that bind us together.
Here we are (with spouses) lined up by age. Betty Ann, yours truly, Lester, Merle, Carol.