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Come Together Now

Updated on August 25, 2010

Having All The Family Here

Isn't it sweet

Over the years it was a rare feat

To see everyone and how quickly they have grown

Every year we all promised to see each other on one special day

A day for just family

The whos who and what's happening now ?

My cousin Maybull was best at that

Mabel would tell story after story all about the family

She knew everything about everybody

There would be more holes in what she said than swiss cheese

So you never knew what to believe

Then there was my nephew skip

Who was always busy and I never did see

I remember my aunt Elenenor well

Who was hard of hearing and so we thought

She was to good for us

She would lift her nose and stare

She was always quiet and I never heard a word she said

My brother Robbut

Robert will be there

But first I have to take my wife here and then I promised an old friend a ride (who doesn't drive) he would occasionally show or later we found out something else came up

Well now the years have passed and the little ones are all grown up

Some cousins have moved away

Many aunts and uncles have passed away

If my grandparents could see us now

Well you don't have to worry

My number was pulled before you

I have enjoyed all of you

You are my family

No matter what you did or didn't do

I loved uncle willhe

He was my favorite

I never knew why my family disliked him so

They would always complain and talk about him often

Uncle Willie is a disgrace

Look at the way he is plainly dressed

He should wipe that big grin off his face

He works all the time and never makes any money

Arriving on time was never his forte,

He would always come

The phone would ring and he would let people know he will be late

And not to worry

Back when I was small I remember my family get togethers well

Every year we promised to see each other like our grandparents did

To have one special day to share with family

That we were to busy to see during the year

When the summer faded and then later the snow covered the ground we should of known it was too late

Because spring would return and another year has passed

There were so many good reasons why we never did meet

It was bad weather surely a snow storm would keep people away

Somebody having twins

Auntie is in the hospital didn't you hear

Fathers day when dads have to stay home and be with their sons and daughters

Mothers day is when all mothers have to go out to eat

Graduations when too much is going on

Vacations planned so long in advance

We have to go sorry, we will be away

Don't forget the holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving that make life more hectic and out of control

BIrthdays that come and go

My daughter is in a play and my son has made it to the basketball finals

Little joey is in a karate competition and Sherrys team made it to the playoffs

My family is full of characters who should be in a movie

Uncle Stanleeve

Uncle Stanley had to leave as soon as he came in

Always somewhere to go

Wouldn't you know?

I couldn't wait to see them all

This will be so much fun

It has been so long

I can't remember when I  have seen you last

One day unexpectedly the strangest thing had happened

Everyone thought I was going to make it

I went in with the flu and I came out with the blues

I think I take after my favorite uncle

I hope your famiy is different than mine

Make a point to see each other before it is too late

A someday get together doesn't work so well

You may be sitting next to my uncle Willie one day

With no one else left to mourne

I see what you can't from high above

The seats are all empty but I know

Only a half hour has passed

I hear the door opening

It's my uncle Willie

I knew he would come

I will rest in peace knowing he is here

My family who has always cared has come

Now I can tell all the others face to face

They were all wrong about you

They should of learned from you instead

You can hold your head up high

You always did your best

I will give you the respect the others don't deserve

You have something more special

A love of family

The true love that matters most


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    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick maybe after reading this they can have a real family party.Thanks for making my thoughts dance on paper.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 7 years ago from Great Britain

      This was wonderful . I wonder how many families can see themselves in this. ? Great work. Thank you.

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Neillieanna I am sure you could tell a few stories of your own.Have a great weekend.I had one beautiful aunt that loved to see everyone at family gatherings but as soon as it became bingo time she had to go.I believe she went 5 days a week and boy was she good.What great memories.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      While my natal family had fewer immediate branches, my sister's husband's family had many and I've been included in enough of their gatherings to recognize the humour in yours. Family's are funny - everyone should have one! LOL.

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Nellieanna I hope you could follow my sense of humor.Their names have been changed to protect the innocent.I do think alot about my family often.I was blessed with many aunts and uncles.Thanks.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

      How sweet - the reminisces of family and friends- life. This is so sweet. . . .

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Micky Dee You just have to live long enough to see it.Family is so important but as our lives get more and more complicated it seems to be pushed aside and put on the back burner.You can't chose your family but you can choose to love them more.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      As beautiful as always. People who are always there are always there!

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      DREAM ON 7 years ago

      Joy56 me too.Love is about those people who are always there through thick and thin.Their heart is in the right place.Thanks for dropping in.

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      Joy56 7 years ago

      so glad he turned up, and that you believed in him...