Week 28: #52 Ancestors – Reunion
By Eilene Lyon
Probably the most common type of reunion, apart from big holidays, is the funeral of a friend or family member. It’s the basic premise behind countless movies, too. Why do we wait?
It’s not like people are going to die at some convenient time for everyone to get together, right? Plus, the decedent misses out on all the fun.
The photos above were taken in Oregon in 1946 at the funeral for Mabel Pearl (Cutting) Halse. Her eleven children were all still living, but three did not make it to the funeral.
The Halse clan decided not to wait for Guy’s passing before gathering for a big family reunion. This time all of Guy and Mabel’s offspring made it, including spouses and children.
Doesn’t everyone look so much happier than in the other pictures?
What are YOU waiting for?
Just for fun: In the comments let’s see how many movies you can name where people reunite after the death of a friend/family member.