|Sabin and his girls in Jeff and Jenni's front yard with me and Maisy|
|Jenni's neighborhood in West Seattle|
|part of the Eugene crowd in Marianne's backyard|
|Joel, Ted, and James in Ellen and Ted's front yard|
|summer evening at University Park in Eugene|
|three generations of Clancy girls|
In case anyone out there doesn't know, I come from a huge family, and it is getting bigger all the time. There were heaps of little children and babies to be seen, all beautiful and sweet, talented and super intelligent (of course), (no, really, they were). I had to squeeze a lot of catching up into a short time, which was heart wrenching and frustrating, but better than nothing. We met in groups of varying sizes, expanding or shrinking depending on who was busy, sleepy, or free. At parks and public places the kids ran around while the adults relaxed and chatted. I grew up with this scattered, somewhat frenetic way of interacting, and while it can be exhausting, and distracting, I miss it.
I was able to see two of my closest friends in Eugene. They both looked great, healthy and happy, and it was so reassuring to know that we can still hang on to that friendship, that we can pick up where we left off.
|me and Paula in her living room|
|me and Marilyn at Mt. Pisgah|