Bouquet, courtesy of Ryley and Jason
Last Sunday some of our "new" cousins
came for brunch. We'd lost touch with this branch of my Mother's family and it was nice to re-connect. Our grandfathers were brothers, Sam and Max Katz. It's rather a large family and we have cousins scattered across the country. Since the Katz's were here from Northern California, it was a perfect time to gather as many L.A. cousins and aunties as I could and have them all over to our house. Larry is still in the process of painting our kitchen, but it's almost done and ready enough for cooking and guests.
I served our usual family brunch menu: Lox, whitefish salad, bagels, cream cheese, crisp vegies, fruit salad, curried deviled eggs, coffee, tea, juice. My cousin Jason brought some divine coffee cake from Bea's Bakery
in the Valley, supplemented by my mandelbread and ruggulah from Diamond Bakery
on Fairfax. We never run out of food at family parties!
BrunchWe all managed to squeeze around the table
Looking at the family photo album was a highlight of the day. Aunt Roz and Aunt Mae helped identify many of our ancestors.
Jason, Larry and Roz Top Row: Carolyn, Janet, Marilyn. Bottom Row: Jason, Audra, Linda
It was wonderful meeting Jason, Ryley, Baby Zelena, Audra and Linda, after carrying on a correspondence with them for almost two years!
I made a little derby for Zelena. She's so adorable! I'm glad that the hat fit her.
I think that Baby Z liked trying coasters on her head more than her new hat!
Ryley, Zelena and the Coasters Top Row: Janet, Marilyn, Ellen, Linda, John, Carolyn, Audra, Zelena, Ryley
Bottom Row: Mae, Roz, Hal, Jason
I look forward to a visit to the San Francisco area and more family gatherings. We still have to meet Linda's other son, Matt and his family!
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