In November 2006 the family gathered, from all corners of the world, to celebrate Celia's 70th Birthday. We rented two cottages at Hopton Hall in Derbyshire and spent a wonderful weekend eating, drinking, walking, and playing charades.
Members of the Short's, Swift's, Druitt's, Whitfeld's, and Hughes D'Aeth's, some whose paths hadn't crossed in over thirty years, came together to honor Celia and a great time was had by all.
We toasted all those family members who were absent, especially Dad, well into the night. We must do it again real soon.