It was so nice to meet so many of the family on our visit to Michigan. The two most impressive, of course, were MSM and his sister. It is hard for for me to believe that his sister is 87 years young and he is 83! Don't they look good? They are both in excellent health and she is "sharp as a tack". His sister insisted on preparing dinner at her house the first evening. That is when the "meeting the family" started.
Some of the relatives were in town for her son-in-law's birthday celebration and they stayed a few days after so I could meet them! I met her middle child, a son and his wife that evening who were in town from Boston, Massachusetts. I also met her youngest grandson from her youngest daughter's family who came out to have dinner with us after he got off work. It was a really nice evening.
Later in the week when we went to the cottage on the lake, I met the oldest daughter and her husband who live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their daughter and two grandsons were visiting from California. They waited until we arrived to meet us and then they left for their homes. They already had been there for a week.
This photo was taken of MSM and his sister on the grounds of the Eleanor and Edsel Ford Estate that we visited one day.
This photo of his sister bowling was taken last October when MSM went to visit his sister for a week.
After the first day at the cottage we went to dinner at Captain Morgan's in Grindstone City. Most of the restaurants that we went to served lots of different fish dinners. Perch fish was on most of the menus. I ate Walleye fish and Perch fish for the first time. It was very good.
This is the niece of MSM. She is the one with her family who manage the rental cottages on Lake Huron in Grosspoint Bay during the summer months. She is a lovely person and it was quite clear that the guests who rented the cottages were impressed with the family/managers. Most the patrons are return guests year after year.