Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Shumway Family Reunion-June 28, 2014

It has been 7 months since my father died. This gathering in our homeland was the first time the extended Shumway family had been together since his funeral.  

I knew the day would be a tough one...for everyone.  But I hoped being with Dad's brother and sisters would bring some comfort to my lonely heart.  I wonder if my brother and two sisters feel like I seems unfair that WE are the first to lose both parents.

My husband Ron embraced his role as observer and photographer.  When he showed me the pictures, it confirmed what I had witnessed. My Dad lives now in the faces of those who love him.  His smile, his eyes, his voice, his mannerisms...they are all here.

June 30, 2012

1 comment:

  1. Hi there my Great Great Grandparents are Williams and Mary Ellen (Flectcher) Perry and I noticed that they are on your Ancestry Family tree as well as mine

    I stumbled across a picture that I believe are the Perry s and I am try to figure out if it actually is. I have no older generation relatives to ask to confirm and I am hoping you may have the resources to confirm.

    William and Mary Ellen (Fletcher)

    Young Boy - William Perry (1889-1956)
    Young Girl - Sarah Elizabeth Perry (Olsen)
    Infant - Mary Ellen/Polly Perry (Craven)

    If you send me your email I can forward the picture.....