Thursday, September 04, 2008

Three of everything!

The visit to Trois Rivieres was a major milestone for Pat. It was a home coming like no other and it was celebrated in Threes! How is it that the number three seems to figure so many times in a single visit?? First of all there are three rivers, (actually there are only two, but three islands split one of the rivers in two, so there are three rivers in the end) hence the name, but who could guess that the triple phenomenon would extend to other things as well.

For example we had three Karine's at the same party. So confusing that we went to numbering them karine 1,2 and 3, or rather Karine Une, Deux, Trois. There were three brothers and sisters in the Oscarson clan, Mark, Ann and of course Pat. And finally there were at least three distinct family trees present at our party at the Three Rivers Marina. Jason, who is Pat's nephew is expecting his first child with significant other Karine 1, or is that 2...3? anyway the couple seems very happy and throughly committed to each other and the idea of becoming parents.

So we had a BBQ that was attended by all of the family and the extended family members, many of whom were meeting each other for the first time. In the end it was Pat and me, Lise, Christian with girlfriend karine and sister Karine, and Mark and daughter Stephanie, with new beau Raymond and daughter Karine, and Ann with sons Jason and Karl. Like all events in the Oscarson clan, there was plenty of food and drink, and despite a little thunderstorm, we still manged to stay dry and feed everybody without missing a beat.

The pictures say it all.


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