Family is a huge deal where I come from.  And i know.. you are thinking yeah – it is everywhere… but I’m talking like “next of kin” kind of huge deal.  :-) Watch it. It’s a great movie.  I saw a quote / poem year ago that really does describe our family. I’m going to try to quote it from memory here.

It was by Judy Bond in the early 80′s or late 70′s


You’ll find there’s a family of friends living here

a small group of minds and of hearts

there is one who is clever and one who is not

at times you can’t tell us apart

there is one who is cranky and one who is shy

and one who is really uncouth

and just when you think you’ve discovered who’s who

you’ll really uncover the truth

the truth that we’re all just a little of each

a group of imperfects are we

and though sometimes i may criticize them to you

don’t ever knock them to me!

’cause the one thing that ties us together for life

no matter how far we”re apart

is the love for each other – a family of friends -

a small group of minds and of hearts


Now if you know my family, you know how true that is for us.

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