On the move again... this time from Montreal to Cherry Hill, New Jersey - via New York (state), New York City, and Philadelphia. Of course, NYC was late at night, so I didn't see anything but the very industrial part of the train station, but the train station in Philadelphia is historic and quite beautiful. My cousin - bless his heart - picked me up at the Philadelphia station at midnight, and we trundled back to his house in Cherry Hill, New Jersey (about 30 minutes east of Philly).
My cousin and his wife of 38 years live in a small house in Cherry Hill, a very nice, older community. The astounding part of their busy life has been that they, over the years, have fostered over a hundred kids, and have adopted a number of them - in addition to having three of their own. At this point there are nine people living in the house - with one bathroom! This is in addition to various adult children and grandchildren (most of whom live close-by) dropping by, sharing a meal, and visiting. There's always one of the kids who needs to be taken somewhere, chores to be done, meals to be prepared, etc., etc., etc... I think what has impressed me the most, however, is that everyone pitches in, the family helps each other out (without arguments!) and looks after each other. The love and caring in the family is evident everywhere, and in this age of "entitlement," it's wonderful to see a family like Russell and Barbara's. Kudo's to you all !!
OK - I'm off to Atlanta soon, and will write more from there. Take care!