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October 14, 2017
Home movies from mom's family from the early 1950's were a fascinating glimpse into a time and people long gone. The forty plus young cousins of mom's generation assembled at picnic tables in summer. Memorial day parades with floats, baton corps, and horses, well attended by adults in suits and dresses. Canadian cousins. Brown bottle beer. Halloween parties with the adults in costumes, all scrounged from what was on hand. Mom and her older, half-sister in an endless array of matching outfits, which she detested. My grandfather and ten of his siblings (and their wives) painting his mother's house.