To be honest, I'm pretty sure my family didn't attend this shindig - that anniverary was the same day my youngest sister, Lauren, was born, and we were all at home waiting for that news!
However, I do remember going to family festivities much like this. The adults who attended these family functions were most likely my relations, but when everyone was called "Aunty" or "Uncle" - I was a bit confused by the actual details of the relationship.
There were always kids running around, having fun and getting into trouble. There were enough kids that we always had a few kids within our age group with whom we could play.
Most important - genealogically - I remember playing with all these kids whom I lumped into the category "cousins" - whether they were 1st or 2nd or whatever cousins. I knew and understood how I was related to my 1st cousins - but I really did not understand how I was related to these 2nd or 3rd cousins. Sometimes I didn't even know we were related, and sometimes I wondered - but I never asked!
It was only as I started taking an interest in genealogy, and looking at the family tree that my sister, Nadine, had created, that I understood just exactly how I was related to these folks. Or that we were related, at all!
This is a scan from a negative in the possession of my Mom from Regina, SK.
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