Published On: Fri, May 5th, 2006

Another Gaines Men Reunion — Flagstaff, AZ

The Gaines MenIt’s been years, many, many year, since my dad, brother and I stood together. Unless a moment slipped my mind, the last time was in Houston for my brother’s Kuk Sool Martial Arts Tournament sometime in the late 90s.

Well, again we rendezvous, this time in Flagstaff, Arizona, while visiting my dad. It was my second trip out there, my brother’s first. We hung out in Flagstaff, catching up with what’s been going on, and spent a night out in the Navajo Nation on the reservation.

We got caught up on a lot, mainly remember what it was like to wind down and just talk about whatever. Usually we’re on the phone and 15 minutes, maybe an hour at a time. This weekend, we had nothing to do but converse, reminisce and talk about life.

While out there, my dad and I also got a chance to meet my brother’s, let’s say friend for now, Jeannie and her two little ones, Briana and Andrew. My brother also got plenty of opportunities to talk about his pride and joy — the Audi. We talked network marketing, business development and philosophy, which we differ on a lot of views, but agree to disagree. We talked about past friends; past memories like Bremerhaven, Germany and the Osterholz American High School days; the Fayetteville, North Carolina, days and everyone from Westover High School; the days of youth and ignorance; the future ahead of u and everyone else; our mom, as usual; and the realities that you encounter growing up.

There’s no telling how long it’ll be before the three of us are under the same roof again, but at least for the moment, we got a chance to reset the clock.

The Gaines Men
The Gaines Bruhs

The Couple

The Family

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David Gaines

- David Gaines is a Washington, DC, resident transplanted from North Carolina whose dream career was a newspaper writer but settled for the recruiting industry and simply blogging about whatever thoughts crosses his mind.


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