Monday, August 11, 2014

A Family Reunion

by Kate Collins

This is a photo of my family from this weekend at our first (and I hope annual) family reunion.

My maternal side of the family has always been close, and even now that we live scattered all over the country, we stay connected via Facebook. So when we were able to pull off a reunion and get 27+ members together in one place, what a bonanza!

It was an opportunity to view old photos and talk of dearly departed members, share stories with the younger generations, eat, hike, laugh, play games, and eat some more, all in the beautiful surroundings of Brown County, Indiana, in the southern part of the state.

I was thrilled that my son and daughter got to spend time with aunts and uncles who were such important figures in my life, and I was delighted to catch up with cousins I haven't seen in a decade.  I give my cousin Jessica a HUGE amount of credit for pulling it off and I know each one of us is extremely grateful for all her efforts.

Have you ever had a big family reunion? I hope so. It's worth the effort.

Have a happy week.