Today is a very special day. I mean, c’mon, it’s Chocolate Chip Day! Ignore the fact that they’re melting together because it’s so frickin’ hot so frickin’ early. They’re TOGETHER. Like family. For International Day of Families (yeah, I know, I should stretch first before I try to make that sort of connection).
It’s an observance started by the United Nations, first as the International Year of the Family (proclaimed in December 1989). Then: “In 1993, the General Assembly decided in a resolution (A/RES/47/237) that 15 May of every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.” (Learn more here.)
Now, if you know anything about me, you know I try not to take myself too seriously, so why would I do that for this post? To celebrate families (all kinds), let’s enjoy some awkward family photos.
I'm a retiree in his seventies. That may not be significant to many, since there is a bunch of us Baby Boomers around. However, in the year 2,000, when I received a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, I expected to be dead in three to five years.