Yesterday we rallied the troops for another monumental Vagnoni family breakfast at Bonnie’s Diner. When we gathered on the Fourth of July, there were 24 of us in attendance. I am proud to announce that we were able to hit that same magical total on Saturday. That number meant that once again, a “kids” table was required to accommodate our brood.
Joining me for this epic gathering were Mom, brother Mike, his wife Amy and their boys, John and Ryan, brother Joey, Uncle John (the Godfather) and Auntie Janet (Fellow Survivor Geek), cousin Susie and her boys, Alex (the Godson) and Nick, Uncle Joe and Auntie Joanne, cousin Mark and his wife Pat, cousin Annie and her daughter, Mia, Uncle Dave and Aunt Bonnie, cousin Mindy and her daughter, Samantha, cousin Shelly and her husband, James.
As planned, Susie and I formally announced our plan to put together a book chronicling the escapades of our family at the venerable “Cottage”. As we distributed the info request forms, a buzz started and the old stories were soon flying all over the small northside eatery.
Mixed in with all of the reminiscing were laughter, plenty of smiles, a few tears and a delicious breakfast. It was wonderful spending a morning with 23 people that I love. Here are a few photos from the bash.
|A Portion of the Vagnoni Clan|
|Auntie Joanne, Uncle Joe and Uncle John - The Godfather|
|Mia and Nick at the "Kids" Table|
|Auntie Janet, Ryan, Amy, John and Mike|
|Annie and Susie|
|Me and Joey|
It was great to see how well received the “Cottage” book idea was. Using the family breakfast at as a “launch party” was a wonderful idea. Again, thanks to cousin Susie for that one. Now it’s just a matter of getting it done.
Until next time…from the booth.