Last weekend (June 4-5, 2005), on the occasion of my cousin Casey’s high school graduation in Liberty, Indiana, the Barnette family—descendants of my maternal grandmother—gathered to celebrate.
My grandmother, seated at the center, had three daughters, standing in the back row with their husbands. My mom, the middle sister, is on the right.
My brother Matthew and I are kneeling on either side of Grandmommy. Katie is sitting in front of Matthew. To my right is Casey and his brother Patrick. Reclining in front is Whitney.
What’s wacky is that this photo is a remake, position for position, of a photo that was taken at Christmas in 1994, 11 years earlier.
Here is a family tree diagram representing everyone in the photos, excluding my maternal grandfather, who passed away before I was born.
note: I had originally posted this on June 7, 2005, but after getting the photo from 1994 and creating the family tree diagram, I decided to revise the content and repost it today.