My eldest nephew Blayne Riffle was married a week ago, and he and Sarah hosted a reception this past weekend in Bolivar.
For the first time in many months, the entire family was together: my father and step-mother, both sisters and their spouse/partner, all of their children, and me:
Karen’s children: Blayne and Sarah will reside in Bolivar, where Sarah teaches school. Kristen is now an RN in Columbia, Missouri.
Beth’s children: Anna is a freshman at UMSL. Luke will be 15 in a few days, and Joseph is 10.
Pop and Jo are now in their 80s, and living still in Lee’s Summit.