Re: Need a shoulder...
My wonderful uncle and two of my male cousins have offered to "pay more into" the cost so as not to have to cancel.
One suggestion was to void the contracts. We don't have a choice. And guess what the contract was for....ribs! Now the main ones who haven't sent money have the nerve to say how much they are looking forward to some KC BBQ cause they "herd" about us.
Now here is another thing. As small as our hometown is, the newspaper is online with a guest book. Don't ask me what sight it is because I will not embarrass myself any more by risking you all read some of the ignorant comments there all in the name of politics and education. Anyway, I posted a notice about our reunion back in February. I had a huge respond by calls and emails of people who were on our mailing list say they never got their paperwork from two years ago, the surveys. My question was, "I have talked to you several times since then asking you to send it in and you promised you would. Why are you saying now that you never got it..." These were people on the far extended side of the family.Since they hadn't sent the surveys back, we assummed they would not be attending. But here they were begging for infor on the reunion and saying they wanted to come. Guess what, since we spent yet more money mailing out the paperwork (what's email?) we haven't gotten a single response from them either.
And finally...the straw that finally made me curse: As Mel said, $35 for a three day reunion and $74 a night for hotel are FANTASTIC bargains (I got it like that, I'll hackle you down down, ha!) I also got a butcher to agree to $.69/lb a slab if we order 10 cases in which he threw in 2 slabs per case totaling 10 slabs per case.
I have an aunt whose 50ish son lives with her. She is 72. He sent in his $35.00 and is happy. Later she sends in $35. also (her fee should have been $25.00) Then she gets angry at me because I didn't call her to confirm that we had gotten it. But mostly she was upset because she thought $35 was covering the fees, picnic AND the cost of her room....for three days!!!!!!!!!! She can't feed herself at home three days with one $35.