The best moments of our trip occurred when the Noseworthy clan and spouses visited their 83 year old mother(mother-in-law)in an Alzheimer's ward in a St. John's hospital. Irene and I were there with four brothers and their wives.
One brother(Joe)who is a deacon at an Anglican church in Ontario gave communion to everyone in attendance including his mother. It was very moving. For a brief second, the older Irene seemed to recognize who was in the room, but she couldn't communicate to anyone.
I believe that this was the first time in fifteen years that the brothers and Irene saw their mother together.
It was an error of omission not to write about this gathering earlier. I'm sure that many of you have had meaningful family reunions in the past.