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Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Where have the family reunions gone?
Is it just me or are there a lot fewer family reunions going on? In my little circle there seem to be none at all this year.
Have they fallen out of favor?
Is the price of travel too high?
Perhaps not enough people can get the time off?
Sometimes I think it’s a generational thing. The WWII generation used to be all about big family gatherings. There were huge crowds at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Every summer there’d be big outdoor reunions with plenty of food and drink.
Their kids may have kept things going, but with few and smaller events.
Now, there doesn’t seem to be enough of the older generations in a position to organize get togethers.
Maybe things like Facebook have killed it off. Electronic connections substitute for physical interactions. If that’s true, it’s too bad. It’s one thing to see the electronic version of your relatives. It’s something entirely different to have a beer with them and maybe throw a few horseshoes. There’s something to be said for face to face interactions.
I hope it’s not a widespread change and just something in my little group.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.