On Sunday we attended the first “Beattie Mini-Reunion” in Manhasset, NY at the home of Patricia Celmency, my third cousin. Myself, my wife Colleen, Philip Jr, Kevin, my brother Jerry and mother Jeanne all headed down to Pat’s house which is just 50 minutes away from mothers house in Katonah, NY. We arrived at 1 PM and were warmly greeted at the door by Patricia and the rest of her side of the family. In attendance from the John Beattie side of the family were my Moms second cousins Regina Haffey and Angela Dolores Hughes; my third cousins Patricia Clemency, Anne Haffey and Regina O’Connell; as well as Philip and Kevin’s fourth cousin Kevin Clemency.
It was the most incredible experience. Although we had never met before, we all started in conversation as if we had known each other since we were born. It it a very hard experience to describe in writing, but all who were there, agreed that the bloodline must have something to do with it.