More family members were able to join us for parts of the day or evening but unfortunately, were not there for the picture!
I think I speak for everyone when I say that our family reunion EXCEEDED my expectations!
It was great fun from the pizza party ice breaker at the hotel on Friday night, the morning activities on Saturday of golf for some and the museum for others, the main event on Saturday afternoon and evening, and the after party luncheon at Mom and Dad's on Sunday afternoon.
Next was a Talent Show with jokes, and musical talent. The little girls wowed us with "Let It Go" from the movie "Frozen". We then had story-telling of poignant anecdotes from the past. My cousin, Terry brought a cassette recording of my Great-Grandfather singing "Danny Boy". This, he recorded in a little booth on Coney Island. That man could sing! Counting his recorded voice, there were six generations present.
There is no doubt that it is a very small world! My Aunts and Uncles and cousins came from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida,West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Three different parties drove over 800 miles to be with us. Our goal while planning this was to get together to enjoy a HAPPY occasion, with all the participants standing vertically in the room!
We ended the evening with a home video that someone had the foresight to record of my Grandmother F. giving a kiss to each and every member of the family, including every child that attended her 80 th birthday party about twenty years ago in Ohio.Who could have thought to record all 10 minutes of that? It is so beautiful to see. The caption underneath read "With each Kiss, a Blessing"
At 10 pm, all of our relatives helped us to pick up, put the tables and chairs away, and clean the building.
That all became part of the fun!