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MY Family is CRAZY!!!!!!


As you may want to know the outcome of my reunion ordeal:

The extension of April 21st (the third one) came and went with only one other person sending in fees. This makes a total of 10 out of 120 families.

Well, my siblings had told me in no uncertain terms that they would cancel the reunion on this date and this was the last time I could talk them into extending it. I tried, I really really did to get the family involved.

My dear uncle and cousin worked hard with me to call people and ask what was going on. They (uncle and cousin) made a mistake and told MY siblings and me that the folks from the South had created a North/South war which in turn infuriated my siblings even more.
So I was reconciled to the fact that the reunion would be cancelled.

However, I found out that some of the ones who paid have already made reservations and plans that are nonrefundable. I felt for them because after all, they did what was asked of them. It's not their fault the rest of the family didn't. So I tried to get my family to understand the cost and lost EVERYONE not just us will encounter. They wouldn't hear it.
So, the soft heart I am, tried calling the folks that paid to alert them that the reunion was in the process of being cancelled and not to make any more plans, that they would receive a refund, etc.
I was told that we CAN'T CANCEL because they wouldn't have it! They are coming anyway! My siblings are saying to me, "You better tell them not to because we're out." The others are saying, "I'm coming whether there is a reunion or not, you all can just do something with the ones that show up. My siblings are saying, "NO! HELL NO, we're out, period! Tell them NO!"
Then some of the one who didn't pay heard we are cancelling and starting calling giving excuses and saying there is plenty of time before the summer and asking why we're being so hard. They insist that they are still going to send in funds (they also said that before the last three deadlines).
I have over 20 voicemails on my phone that I refused to answer over the weekend from family, both siblings and other relatives.

What is going on here? I can't believe both sides are acting like this!!! My head hurts just thinking about it so I'm going to stop.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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