Despite the traffic jams, we arrived in Bardstown in time for dinner on Friday night at the Country Club. This is the same place where John and I had our wedding reception so many years ago. All my other cousins had their wedding receptions there as well. As teenagers we spent a lot of time at the pool here. Still, it always feels a little strange though familiar to me. They have a great staff of cooks and servers that make occasions much more intimate than a restaurant.

It was wonderful to see cousins and friends as they arrived, and to know ourselves as part of this family and community.

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