...add one or more Brazilians and there will be dancing.
We spent our Thanksgiving holidays in the company of 24 related persons, many of whom had not seen each other for over 30 years and some of whom had never met. In the photo above, my daughter-in-law from Brazil is teaching Emily to do the Forro (pronounced Fo ho), a dance from Northeast Brazil. A part of Lake Conchas, near Tucumcari New Mexico, is visible. We all stayed in various lake houses as guests of long-time friends of my aunt and uncle. Their son now owns their house and we used it as the "meeting place" but slept at the other houses or in one case a travel trailer. We all brought a lot of food, a lot of stories and a lot of love. We made new friends of cousins we'd lost contact with and are planning how and when to get together again. We played games and listened to keyboard music played by the newest member of the family--Vivion, my dad's wife of one week today. It was a great Thanksgiving reunion.
Preparing for the feast in the Potter Lake House.