40+ family members come together
to hang out on Melbourne Beach.
We gather under umbrellas
and chill on the chaise lounges.
We play football, baseball,
and boogie board in the surf.
We swim in the pool
and relax in the hot tub.
We take over restaurants
and dine like kings.
We talk, tell stories, and laugh;
Oh, how we laugh!
We take so many pictures;
some formal and some not.
They’ll be compiled into an
amazing book for next year.
We gather in the party room
and tell tales of years past.
We are loud, and
we are fun.
We gaze joyfully at Mom and Dad
who got this incredible group started back in 1957.
And are grateful that they, along with Tammy, Bob,
and others lend their talents to make this happen.
Our time to visit.
Our time to catch up.
(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)