There was lots of hugging and introducing and talking and eating. Sister Ilene and Mike brought about 100 pieces of chicken. Everyone else brought salads and desserts. We had plenty of everything, except shade, which was at a premium and much sought after.
Relatives came from Michigan to meet the family.
We settled into one on one conversations, cousins with cousins.
We took some formal photos of the cousins of my generation from my Dad's side of the family who had been specifically invited to "crash" what is usually my mother's family gathering.