Family Reunion Forum
Re: Combating Hard Times
In Response To: Re: Combating Hard Times ()
My family stopped having reunions in 1997, because of a lack of finances and no one seemed to be interested. We didn't have another reunion until last July. Our July 2008 reunion event was nothing more than a cookout and overnight at a hotel. Everyone had a great time and looking forward to the next reunion. Please tell your family not to cancel the reunion! Unless a family is super wealthy financially, money is always going to be an issue! In the ten years that my peeps went without a reunion a lot of the elderly reunion attendees passed away and we lost contact with many of their descendants. I think those of us who are coordinating reunion events must keep in mind that fancy food and drinks are not the reason for having family reunions. We have family reunions to bring family members together, share our common connections, at least for a few days. Maybe, we, (family reunion coordinators) need to do a better job of relating this message to our families. Although you will always have a few knuckleheads who won't listen.
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