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A Special Family Gathering

To celebrate my mother's 70th birthday we three "children" and all 15 grandchildren gathered together yesterday for a picnic day at a somewhat central location. Sadly missing was my father who passed away last June after a long battle with Parkinson's disease and dementia. However, our chosen gathering spot was where my father's family often had summer camping holidays when he was a child.

 We enjoyed beautiful weather for our day at Fingal Head overlooking Cook Island. There was time for catching up, food, presents, walking along the beaches and headland,  remote-control plane flying, beach play and simply good times together (and about 6 hours traveling time for us).

I think the quilt was well received. Our day together was certainly a very pleasant way to celebrate mum's special birthday.

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