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There was a rare gathering of my Hays siblings yesterday for dinner. Some people tell us there is a family resemblance. As we posed for our portrait, I said, “Do the Hays smile.” Someone asked what the Hays smile was.

I just stood there, smiling. It’s simple as that.

It was a wonderful treasure to be together again and share a meal.

I said we should do this every night. Elliott responded that it might be a bit much.

Why? We used to live together when we were young. I guess we could go to “our rooms” if we needed a break from too much family back then.

I am so very grateful to be in a family of siblings that get along really well. Mom and Dad did a pretty good job of raising us to get along with each other. And, they gave us that great Hays smile.

Do you see a family resemblance?

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Written by johnwhays

August 11, 2017 at 6:00 am

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  1. Looking great and, yes, what a wholesome smile you all have!

    Ian Rowcliffe

    August 13, 2017 at 2:47 am

  2. That WAS so much fun! Yes, we need to do more often!!!

    Mary

    August 11, 2017 at 10:38 am

    • I got to have dinner with Judy two nights in a row! I love time with my siblings!

      johnwhays

      August 12, 2017 at 8:35 am

  3. ❤ family.

    Avery

    August 11, 2017 at 10:21 am

    • Ditto. A real blessing for those of us fortunate enough to have the healthy connection with relations.

      johnwhays

      August 11, 2017 at 10:29 am

  4. I love these pictures! So glad you guys got together. ❤

    Liz

    August 11, 2017 at 8:55 am

    • I forgot to give Cyndie credit for taking these pictures with my camera.
      Easier to plan a gathering and get full attendance when it is just the siblings and spouses, but still only happens rarely. Makes it precious, though!
      Wish it was easier to gather all the generations on a regular basis.
      Thanks for commenting!

      johnwhays

      August 11, 2017 at 9:22 am


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