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Hays Siblings

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Yesterday we made the surprisingly easy drive up to my sister, Mary’s house for a post-holiday gathering of the Hays siblings. North Branch wasn’t as far away as I expected. These are my peeps. I always find it refreshing to discover how special it feels to be with my brothers and sisters again. No one else in the world can match the connection we share with the people we lived with during our formative years.

Thank you David, Mary, Judy, and Elliott for all the years!

You are the best.

Here’s to a bigger reunion of our relations this summer. We’ve got a date!

Somehow, the Vikings pulled out a victory while we were half-watching. Cyndie and I tried to listen to the end of it on the drive home over a radio signal that was only barely discernible.

There was no question that Pequenita was happy to have me home again. She made haste to claim one of her favorite perches when I settled down to see who was getting recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press on the Golden Globe Awards show.

She is so not a Hays sibling.

We did not have a cat when I was growing up. Judy or Elliott can correct me if there was a barn cat on the farm before I came along.



Written by johnwhays

January 6, 2020 at 7:00 am

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  1. Love our times together 💗
    I have no memory of any cats on the farm 🤷‍♀️


    January 6, 2020 at 5:41 pm

  2. I’m getting message that my comment can’t be posted? Have you blocked me🤷‍♀️?

    “It WAS a fun time! What a special group of people. The only cats I remember were Bootsie and Tigger, that mom had on Cedar Ridge after Dad was gone…“

    Sent from my iPad


    Mary Moening

    January 6, 2020 at 8:30 am

    • Hmm. Should I remember Bootsie and Tigger? Maybe since I wasn’t living at home anymore, that doesn’t count.

      [Edited to add:] I don’t know why it required me to approve your comment. Have you posted from your iPad before?


      January 6, 2020 at 10:10 am

      • I think so…maybe it sensed we moved🤷🏼‍♀️


        January 6, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      • Oh, sure. That’s believable.


        January 6, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    • And Rummy!! But that was quite a bit later…😏


      January 7, 2020 at 10:17 pm

      • Oh, yeah! But definitely not a Hays sibling.


        January 8, 2020 at 8:12 am

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