Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Family Reunion 2008

I had a great time at this year's reunion. When I was little on up to my early twenties, our reunion mainly consisted of my dad, his eight brothers and sisters, and their children and grandchildren. Now, my dad is the only one still living of the nine. There were 11 children born to the family but 2 died in infancy. I realize I digress but I wanted to mention them. I think their names were Laura and Robert.

The family reunion we attend now was started by distant cousins of ours. I believe it was Mr. Uther Wright. It was hard for me to get used to these reunions. I went from knowing everyone there to not knowing more than I knew. At first, I went mostly to support my dad and to talk to my dwindling circle of closer relatives. Now I honestly enjoy everyone who comes. It's just not that hard to ask someone's name and introduce myself.

I have several cousins who never come. I wish they did to further enrich our reunions. Some live hours away and some just aren't interested. In any case, they are missed.

Soon, I hope to post pictures from the reunion. If anyone has something they would like posted, please feel free to e-mail the items or write them yourself in a comment.

Love to all

Karen Denise