Friday, August 10, 2007


The tri family annual crabfeast reunion is tomorrow.

My family has been friends with these other two families since the fifties when they all ended up living in an apartment complex in Northern NJ. The Dads went off to work in NYC and the Moms stayed home and did the Mom things. Babies, dishes, sewing, and fun in the park with the other Mommy's and their kids.

So we sort of grew up together. It is almost funny that the babies all came out in a very close time line. Every three or four years there are 3 of us (1 for each family) born within 18 months of each other. Give or take. Eventually moving out of the apartments, but still in touch and getting together.

We were very close as friends in the late 50's and early 60's. Lots of home movies to attest to this fact. Lots of backyard barbecues and trips to NYC and birthdays and thanksgivings. We call each other cousins and refer to the parents as Aunt and Uncle. We also help each other out when needed and still get together for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Birthdays.

Tomorrow is the crabfeast. It is the big reunion that after a couple decades of us growing up, getting married and starting generation three of this trio of friends we got back together. We all love steamed crabs and with some great music, beer and fellowship it makes for a fun day.

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