How to Have a Reunion

We have a welcome table where people sign in, get the schedule, and ask questions. Vicki made gift bags too.
We call it the Rawlins reunion because we  share a common set of Rawlins ancestors. We meet every other summer. Those of us in the oldest generation were children at the first Rawlins reunions. Now our children and their children are grown, and some of us are great-grandparents. Here are the three Rawlins sisters, Patty, Lois, and me.

Sister-in-law Mary & brother Bill Rawlins signing someone’s T-shirt.

2nd generation cousins, Rob and Delbert

Talking and listening…equally important

Megan painted faces for the younger ones.
Allen from Alberta & Neva from Illinois look after Zipper from Port Angeles

Gracie the Puppy

Cousins-in-law Hank and Bill Wislen

Be sure to get a group picture.

Make time for family history.

Food…always a big part of the get-together.

Name tags help when younger clan members don’t know everyone.

Rest if you get tired.

Catching up with cousins

More catching up.

Always important to meet the newest family members!
Heather and Don pause for a photo.

An old-fashioned hymn sing before everyone scattered to their far-flung homes.