Every summer, on the even years,
Five Shannon sisters and their families meet.
A mix of personalities, careers,
To reconnect this way is quite a feat.
With schedule for the week packed full of fun—
Some country side hikes and big city tours,
Bean auction, scavenger hunt, gifts homespun,
Nice restaurants and campfires with s’mores.
Swimming, exploring, shopping till dropping
And playing Scrabble, Canasta and Pitch.
And laughing, hugging and story swapping,
So thankful when things go without a hitch.
For we’re well aware of what can take place,
Since this year, we will be missing a face.