Today we had a little family reunion of sorts.
Mark's nephew Ryan was in town with his wife and son. We met them for breakfast and had a nice visit. We hadn't seen them in 3 years so it was good to see them, particularly little Malcolm.
15 years ago today, Mark's mum, Ida, passed away. Spending time with family was good for Mark, I think it made the day a lot less sad. Hopefully we won't have to wait another 3 years to see them again.
As they were leaving, we gave them a big box full of books, photos and some religious articles that belonged to Mark's dad Joe and Joe's dad, Harry. I think Ryan was surprised by how old some of things were but it's nice to see them going to family who are actually still connected to Judaism in a sort of formal way. I think Joe would approve anyway.