This week is a week of beginnings, middles, and endings in our family. My niece had her baby on the twenty-fifth. Her parents' anniversary, their thirtieth, was also the twenty-fifth. So the birth of Pierson BRADY was a welcome present. (Brady is my maiden name and thus, it is my belief that it should be highlighted, but I digress.)
Tonight is also the middle performance of The King and I, the last play of the sixty-third season of the Huron Playhouse, which is Ohio's oldest continuing summer theatre. The five plays they have done this season have been well received, and with the support of the community of Huron, Ohio, the board of directors has decided that there will be a sixty-fourth season. Which is a very good thing because it means that it won't be ending, at least for another year. Check out the website: huronplayhouse.org to check out all the news of the Huron Playhouse, now and in the future. The Huron Playhouse doesn't sound connected to family things, though. But it is, in a sense. My husband Rob has not only performed in at least one play each season for the last six years , but he is now a member of the board of directors, too. In fact, in the play, he has the role of Captain Orton. He also one of the priests/monks. My other sister and I will be in the audience tonight watching him deliver Anna and her son Lewis to Bangkok via his ship.
This week, too, marks the anniversary of my paternal grandmother's death. July 27, 2012 will be the fortieth anniversary of her death, making this the thirty-ninth anniversary of her death. Generally, I note her birthdate of June 21, which is the summer solstice.* To me, the start of summer is a more joyous occasion; however, seeing as how it coincides with the birth of what would have been her great-great grandson as well as the anniversary of one of her granddaughters, I thought it should be noted.
As we lose one generation, another takes its place...the story of my family didn't start with Carrie Beatrice Brady, nor will it end with Pierson Brady. It is just one small chapter.
* see my haiku in my writings called Grandma's haiku
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