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Allen, Coleman, Watson Family Reunion

Mr. Collier,
My family have succesfully planned 27 annual family reunions, and this has been for the past 27 years. At last year's reunion commencement and family meeting noone volunteered to host this year's event, which would have been our 28th annual. However, two month's prior to scheduled event, Labor Day weekend, the Patriarch of our family expired. He was 95years old. The Patriarch, one of 15 children himself, father of 15 children, and over 120 grands and great-grands,neices, nephews, cousins, etc. has always commandered the family reunion tradition of our family. At a previous meeting, approximately 10 years ago, we were opposed with the question of having the reunion every other odd year. This did not sit well with the older people in the family. Therefore we continued having them every year, despite the number in participation. Our family reunions over the years have had great numbers in attendance, sometimes over 300 guests. Since most of the older family members health has began to demise, generations that follow seem to have little to no interest in continuing the effort of the reunion. Is there a letter format that you would suggest to encourage participation?

Lorenzo Britt

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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