Facebook has its faults. People complain about it and social networking all the time. Once again, it has caused me to have a reunion.
For some time now, I have been a Facebook friend of my cousin’s wife. Then I found out that their son was living in Chicago and I became his friend. Somehow, despite good intentions, my first cousin once-removed (the son of my cousin and his wife), and I did not manage to connect.
Not so long ago, Pat, my cousin’s wife, told me that she and Clifford were coming to Chicago. Their son had moved into a different apartment and they were visiting. We asked them if they would like to come to dinner and they agreed. Yesterday, they came over. We had a wonderful time.
Thank you, Facebook. I know that you get bad press. You, like so many others, often don’t get credit when you do good things. I am offering you that, today.
We had a wonderful time.
We talked about our families; we talked about our common grandfather, Nick Koerner (Kornya), and what has been going on in our families. It has been over forty years since we had seen each other and the last real conversation I had had with Cliff was when I was celebrating my graduation from high school. There has been a lot of water going under that bridge since that time.
It is equally nice to know that I have a wonderful cousin living right under my nose in Chicago and I cannot wait to get him around his younger cousins here in the North Shore.
We dined on homemade Lasagna by Chezmikey.com as we thought it to be a perfect dinner.
So, vive Facebook!