Before I start sharing my convention swaps I wanted to let you in on why I enjoy swapping so much. I usually make several hundred and it's something I really look forward to. Every year right before convention my mother's family gets together for a weekend long reunion. My Aunt Helen would come down a week or two early and I'd get together with her and my parents and make swaps. This year Aunt Helen was in the hospital and making swaps just wasn't the same without her. She passed away the day I left for convention. I'm thankful I got to see her before I left and for all the fond memories I have to look back on. She will truely be missed. The photo below is picture of my Aunt Helen, my mother Betty and my Aunt Clara taken a couple of years ago at our family reunion.