by Linda Ayer
We have a reunion every year in July the weekend closes to July 22 because that is my grandmother's birthday, she died in 1988.
I was tired of just getting together on wedding and funerals, so I started the reunion. Our reunion start on Friday afternoon and ends on Sunday afternoon. One family hosts the reunion. We have a raffle to help the host with cost that is usually on Saturday afternoon.
We have awards and prizes for members for different categories like oldest and youngest etc. We have t-shirts for family members - an elder from each branch chooses a color for their family to buy before the reunion. My second cousin John handles this since it was his idea.
Anytime you get together you make memories, pictures always help. I think our family adds meaning to the reunion by having them every year, by everyone have respect and manners and that every one is important to our family no matter what the age is. You could ask each one this question and get a different answer but that is the great part...to me the more family you get involve the better it is.