I have recently returned from two weeks in Switzerland visiting my 83 year old mother who moved there in 2018 to live with two of her younger sisters at a nursing home the sisters operate in a small village near the German border. All five of my mom’s siblings took the opportunity to gather, for maybe the last time, and joined us in Switzerland. I brought my 81 year old uncle with me, who has advanced Parkinson’s disease, so they could all be together. My sister met us there as well as my daughter, who had recently moved to Berlin, Germany for her master’s program. It was a lovely gathering and bittersweet since my uncle will likely not be able to make the trip again. Here are some pictures from the event.