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Family Reunion Forum

Re: Drama at the Reunion
In Response To: Drama at the Reunion ()

Hey Allum,
I heard of others encountering this, but thankfully, not on a personal level to date. I do know for a fact that certain cousins may not care for particular ones, and it seems that they just avoid each other at the reunions and mix and mingle with others.

Several years ago, in my hometown, I personally witnessed a family reunion that ended in gunfire. The reunion was being held at the grandparent's house. Next thing we knew, we heard arguing and walked outside to see one brother shooting at another one. Thankfully, he missed, but seeing one brother shoot at another one was despicable.

Needless to say, that in this western society, coupled with how American history have played a major role in our mentalities, we sadly have to deal with issues of others looking down on others because of skin complexion, class levels, educational level, life choices, religious beliefs, and a plethora of other stuff. At the same time, we have to deal with those who may possess an inferior complex and are sometimes uncomfortable around those who have achieved a certain level of success. This is not only encountered in families, but also in our communities, schools, etc.

I guess the question remains, how do we deal with internal fights because of issues like this. Should an actual physical fight break out at the reunion, I do wonder how the family would handle it. Hopefully, their immediate family members will intervene, stop the fight, and have them to leave until they've calmed down. But who will want to return after embarrassing themselves like that in front of the entire family?? :)

I'm sorry I went off into another tangent. I guess a short-to-the-point question called for a short-to-the-point answer. But, since I typed all of this, I might as well let it remain. :)

Mel


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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