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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

NC Family Reunions

Posted May 14, 2008 8:29 a.m. EDT

How many of you have attended a family reunion? What are your traditions? How do you make it an event appealing to both young and old? What are some of the more unusual things that have happened at previous reunions? Please share.

Christine Emhart came up with this blog idea in reflecting on a family reunion story from the mountains. She spoke of a friend’s family tradition where members spread blankets on cemetery grounds for a picnic after visiting and placing fresh flowers on family grave sites.

Do you have any famous cousins? How colorful characters have fallen off your family tree?

Tomorrow I will tell you about a long lost cousin from the mountains who helped solve a family mystery.