|Taking the reunion sign down from last year's reunion|
Who says I'm retired? I just finished addressing the invitation to the Tipton Family Reunion. I hope I didn't' forget anybody. One has to watch that one doesn't leave someone off the mailing list or else they will feel offended and hold a grudge and Tiptons (most of us anyway) are famous for holding grudges. We're like elephants, we never forget a slight. I know I don't.
This year I'm going to try and stay out of the food aspect of the region. In past reunions that I have organized it seemed that most of my time was spent securing tablecloths in the windy venues where we usually have our reunions and making sure we had enough paper plates, sodas, utensils, and hot dog rolls. I started these family reunions just for the simple fact of having a family reunion and reconnecting with family members. Each generation grows farther and farther apart and after a while we lose all contact. By holding these family reunions, I hope to keep family members closer or another way of putting it, keeping our tribe intact.
I also use the family reunions as an opportunity to record family members by taking group and individual pictures. In past reunions I've been so busy with the nitty gritty detail of running the reunion that I had little time to talk or even to take pictures. This year I think I have it solved. My blogger friend Mark H. will also be attending and using his talented photography skills to record the event.
Lots to do around here always. And I thought I was retired!