by Latrice Hunter-Miles
My Uncle has planned our family reunion for the past two years. Our family had been split since our grandmother (parents) their mother has passed. Last year was great we had a really nice time, although my uncle's spirit was negative and stand offish. Because he organized it, he wanted to dictate to us what we could and couldn't do because he is into the church. we all beleive in God, but he tries to control us because he "provided the area." Well, this year it was even worse. He did the same and there was nothing for the children to do. The air was just thick and he wasn't the friendliest to be around. Family Reunion is about just that - "family." Well, myself and several of my other cousins decided we were going to take over and plan the reunion for next year. We are having one child from each of the brothers and sisters to represent their family in planning. We are all 40 and feel its time for us to take over. We are meeting this Sunday and have so many ideas. The problem is, we haven't told our uncle and no one wants to tell him. What shall we do? And if we do tell him, how should we go about doing it? We are afraid that he will be upset and not show up because he won't be in charge and can't go around telling everyone what he has done and what money he's had to spend.