Switch gears now and let me take you on a series of "snapshots" from the family cottage in Michigan where we spent our Fourth of July holiday.
A week ago I gave you peek of our family time in Michigan. But we really need to start with the cottage, of course, since that's The Place where it all happens!
My parents bought it in 1963 (when I was a freshman in college) and added on to it soon after. Remember, there were 8 of us kids back then!
It was called HUKILAU when we bought it, so we just kept the name. I still to this day sing "Hukilau may call you" (Ã la Bali Ha'i, from South Pacific).
My sister, Ruth, and her hubby, Don (looking at a bird in the trees, I presume), are out on the deck, which we added a couple years ago. This was a nice quiet moment before the tribe descended a day later!
[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]
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