Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quick Trip to Detroit

I flew to Detroit this weekend to attend my auntie's birthday party. She turned 80 on February 5. It was quite a wonderful party, even in the midst of a Michigan snowstorm. It was great to see Auntie (who is Mom's sister) and my uncle (who is Dad's brother). We are a close knit family because of this. That is them on the right. The lady on the left is my Mom's and auntie's cousin. My sister and her husband also came from Philly to attend the event. It was a wonderful time. I also spent time with my cousins and met some second cousins. The weekend flew by way too fast. One of the babies that was born on the day that Mom passed was there. That was special. He's such a tiny little guy.

Things in Detroit are pretty bad. You can see the impact of the problems with the auto industry everywhere. It makes me sad to see so many people struggling. It's easy to blame the Big 3 automakers but the effect is like a row of dominoes. The economy is really struggling there. I hope things turn around soon.

6 comments:

flintysooner said...

Great that you were able to make that trip. I can only imagine how bad it must be in Detroit - not a happy time there for sure.

Lily said...

Great photo - interesting expression on your uncle's face - was he worried that the bar was running dry?! lol - the word verification for today is 'spewa'!

Annie said...

I'm glad you were able to get away and attend the party.

~Betsy said...

Your uncle looks like a real character! I'm glad you got to go to the party!

Cinnamin said...

Robyn, I'm glad that you got to go to the party too! And that you were able to spend time with your family members - Making Memories! :)

rilera said...

Thanks everyone. It was fun. Betsy and Lily, my uncle was worried about auntie having no 'breaks' in near 4 hours...he's very attentive and such a great guy.