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Siblings Again

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Cyndie and I are driving up to North Branch, Minnesota, today for a planned gathering of my Hays siblings. There were a couple of farther-reaching Hays relation reunions that were canceled by the pandemic and I don’t believe the five of us have been in the same place at the same time since January 2020. Yesterday, I scoured the photo archives of my blog for a record of our gatherings throughout the last decade for comparison, and hopefully, to coerce us to get an up-to-date portrait while we are together today.

In my search, I came across some shots from when we were kids that I’ll insert to start this gallery.

abt. 1960: Judy holding me, Elliott, Mary, Linda (1952-1997)

abt 1961: Judy, Mary, John, Elliott, Linda (1952-1997) holding David

with Mom, abt. late 1990s – early 2000s in Eden Prairie

Brothers, maybe?

abt 2009: Wasn’t everybody, but close.

Winter 2014, Beldenville.

Summer 2017, Richfield.

Summer 2018, Richfield.

Winter 2020, North Branch

We don’t tend to choreograph our positioning with any regularity, do we? It will keep you guessing who each person is.



Written by johnwhays

February 5, 2023 at 8:00 am

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  1. These are so great! That’s a fun large group photo. Love this family! 🙂


    February 11, 2023 at 9:36 am

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