|Four of HvS's Six Children (L to R): Sheila, Brigid, Lis, John. Photo by|
|Jo, Alice, Chris. Photo by JT Marlin.|
|Great-uncle John with Jo's kids.|
|Lis and John.|
We were 12 at the lunch - four of HvS's six children, plus Alice, Brigid's sons Chris and Desmond Oakley with Des's wife Anna, and Lis's daughter Jo with her husband and two kids.
Lis kindly primed me with two magic tricks involving coins and ropes, and this got the attention of the boys. But then, she is an expert grandmother. She and Sheila just wrote together the Grandmother's Survival Guide. The link takes you to Amazon where you can get your copy, grandmother or not.
|Chris and his Mom Brigid enjoy a joke.|
|Alice and Lis. Photo by JT Marlin.|
|Lis and her grandkids.|
|Sheila reads from her new book to Anna and Des. Photo|
by JT Marlin.
My next stops were in Amsterdam to study the Dutch Resistance, Bilbao to look at the Guggenheim Museum and then Pamplona to visit my fourth sister, Olga.