ANNIVERSARY TRIP, DAY 27, CHICAGO, IL – MONDAY, JULY 9, 2007

John with Bryna and Moe
John with Bryna and Moe

Today we went out to Skokie to visit John’s cousin, Moe, and his wife Bryna. They seemed so happy to see us and shared pictures and we talked about our families. Moe is actually John’s second cousin. Since John is the youngest in his generation he was actually first cousins with Moe’s mother. He even has a second cousin who is older than he is!

Bryna and Moe have five boys. Wow. They have two sets of twins and one single child. The single child is between the two sets of twins. As a middle child I wonder what it would be like to be that middle child! We met one of their older boys, Asher, at lunch. He was a very nice young man. He and his brother who have just graduated high school are off to Israel for a year next month. We wish them a safe and wonderful visit.

Later we went to the site where Bryna and Moe are building their new house. It has to be very large to accommodate all their family. In the basement they are going to have a basketball half-court. What a good way to insure that all the kids will want to congregate at their house. We had a good visit, took some pictures, and extended an invitation for them to come see us in California.

Rainy Chicago
Rainy Chicago

Shortly after we left Moe and Bryna’s the sky darkened and the wind picked up. Then there was a torrential downpour! Rain in the summer is pretty exciting to Californians. It made the drive back into Chicago a little difficult but the temperature went from 96 to 73 in a matter of minutes! I’m hoping for better temps as we head east.

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