Don's latest bout with shingles is a bummer. He and Jane will keep their minds off such things with those two grandkids towing them about for a few days. As Don spoke of Allie and Adam, Chris and Laurie's two youngest, I reflected on this rather large family of ours and the fact that this old uncle or great uncle in this case, is really out of touch with too many of this next generation of Hayen's.
We do stay in touch with some of our neices and nephews, Jenny, Chris and Laurie are family with whom we stay in touch on a reasonably regular basis one way or another. We really don't know nor have we seen their children grow up like we here in Kansas should. Chris had some experiences on the Hayen farm back in another day, and he has mentioned that his children getting to know 'ol Unk as I am known to him and others of his generation, would be a good thing. Several of my nephews spent some summers on the old farm. It was quite an experience for all of us. Some great stories! Of course connecting with that next generation takes effort on our part here to make connections, and I must say that hasn't happened as it should have happened.
Another example of how it does take a bit of effort for families to stay in touch. I'm lousy at this, and don't know if it will get better. All is well in Kansas. Lots of rain, and it hasn't been too hot as of yet in this July, 2010. Until next time. Jan