Saturday, July 26, 2014

7/26/2014 Quinn Family Reunion

(Damascus, VA)

Today we hosted the Quinn Family Reunion here at Beartree Lake.

Family members from Tennessee, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Kentucky and Texas all gathered for a day long picnic.

It was special in so many ways.  We had a brother and sister meet for the first time.  We all met a cousin and niece for the first time too.  It’s quite complicated, believe me.

This is the first time we’ve all been together since we lost one of Quinn brother’s several years back.  Yes, it seems we are a family that gets together at weddings and funerals like so many families in America.

Our sons were here with their families and that made the weekend all that much more enjoyable.

I met some family members for the first time and saw others for the first time in many years.

We ate and laughed and caught up on each others lives and we took pictures.  Hundreds of pictures.  Hundreds and hundreds of pictures between all of us.

As with any gathering we had way, way too much food.

We had perfect weather for our special day.  We couldn’t have custom ordered it any better.

The brothers and sisters.

          Emily      Eugene      Carol     Tommy      Bob         Cathy

Not every family member could make it due to prior commitments and work schedule conflicts.  If everyone had been able to make there would have been about 34 more there counting both adults and kids.  Someday we’ll try this again and give everyone much more lead time to make the proper arrangements.

But here is who was here.

We had a blast together.

Not only was it Reunion Day it was my birthday.

Everyone signed a birthday card for me.  I’ve actually been looking forward to this birthday.  Now I can start the countdown,,,,364 days to go till Social Security kicks in!

What a wonderful day it was!

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