Last week the bloke and I took ourselves off to the city to attend a reunion.
The descendants of my greatgrandparents, John and Mary McCann.
Aren't they a fine looking couple, they don't look very pleased with themselves.
As born and bred Irish you'd think they would be enjoying the Craic.
John found his way to Australia as a transported convict and married his Mary here, he died quite young of pneumonia and left Mary with 7 young children to raise.
There was a lovely service in the Chapel at the East Perth Pioneer Cemetary followed by the chance to cast white roses over the grave, I'd never seen the grave before and it was quite moving to meet so many distant relatives as we all stood around our ancestor's remains.
The best bit tho' was catching up with my cousins, here I am with Mas, having a laugh about how much we both look like Mary. It's enough to make us diet!
Here's more of the gang of cousins including my brother and sister, what fun we all had as children.
High days and holidays saw us all together.
Our mothers were four sisters who were all close.
I'm making sure my grandies know their cousins now.