Our Tribe

Each semester I ask my memoir students to answer the question "Who is my tribe?" It just so happens that this is their assignment for this week as well. Yesterday, our family gathered for our Memorial Day celebration. It's often amazing to see just how big our tribe has grown. I took this photo of all my nieces and nephews, complete with my pug Alfie, to answer this question. Here, is my tribe. By the way, they indeed acted accordingly yesterday, running around like a tribe of wild banshees, but oh, it was fun!