Cafe Chat Discussion
21st Jul 2011 07:58pm
Last Post 17th Oct 2011
Generations in a family
Do you have several generations in your family that you can get together with? I had a wonderful day today meeting my little (5days old) great great niece. It was wonderful being with my elder sister, her daughter and her daughter's daughter.
The mother of the baby who has two other children, is my great niece. Her two sisters were there too and one of them has a little boy. Such a lovely and loving family and the fact that they share their celebrations with me is wonderful. I have two daughters who have 3 little boys between them. They live in two different states and me in another, so I dont get to see them very often (except on skype - best invention for Nonnas and Gramps) so having been invited to our newest grandson's Christening in October ( which our other daughter and her little boy will attend) it will be the fist time our immediate family have been together for nearly 3 years. Just cant wait. Are you close with your family even if distance is against you getting together? Tell me about your family and how many generations can gather to celebrate. Reply
17th Oct 2011 12:14pm
sonjae says: Im 26 and I have a grand neice...my eldest sisters son is my age so you can see the generation thing happening. I wasnt raised with my family but we ensure that memories are kept when we do..My mothers side of the family well we meet every 3 months no matter what and we have 4 generations. My grandmother comes to visit all 26 of her great grandchildren.. they all call her big Nan ...they get confused as 3 year olds do.. asking us.. is she your nan too? and we say yes yous can call her big nan.. I love my family gatherings around food
17th Oct 2011 07:50pm
sonjae says: Im 26 and I have a grand neice...my eldest sisters son is my age so you can see the generation thing happening. I wasnt raised with my family but we ensure that memories are kept when we do..My...
CAT17 says: Hi sonjae! Sounds like you have a lovely family too. 26 great grandchildfren is wonderful. Unfortunately my parents never met my children as they had both passed away and that is so sad, but I have made sure that I see my children and grandchildren as often as I can. My sisters and close friends of mine share our family photos and news with each other and that makes for a happy group of people. Not a day goes by without hearing from either one of my daughters or my elder sister. My younger sister lives a long way from me but we have regular long long chats on the phone. Her daughters also keep in regular touch. Family and close friends are what makes life more meaningful. Happy family time to you sonjae!
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