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Sunday, July 17, 2011

2011 Zachary Family Reunion, Anderson, Indiana


Every year on the third Saturday in July is our Zachary Family Reunion. I’d have to say that it was a good turnout this year and we all had a great time. We had not been to one for a couple of years or more; the last time we were there at best eighteen adults attended; this year there were no less than double that number. Next year I’ll post a notice here at least a month ahead of time or as soon as I receive confirmation of the location (it changes occasionally). If you are kin, please pass the word and try to attend.

From where we live, it is a four-hour drive barring rest stops and traffic delays; usually it takes us a bit over five-hours. Due to a long, busy week helping family, friends, and neighbors through storm damage, power outages, evictions, and sundry other catastrophes, we got a late start Friday evening and did not arrive in at our hotel in Anderson until 3:30 A.M. Saturday. We were back at home on Sunday about 1:30 P.M. I am at least a full week behind on reading my favorite blog sites and hope to find the time this week to catch up.



Helene Burnett said...

What does your family do at reunions?

James A. Zachary Jr. said...

Hi Helene!

Well, the youngsters usually run around like wild animals and sometimes there are bumps, bruises, and I do remember one broken arm from years ago. Young and old get to meet some relatives for the first time. Then there are the folks who have not seen each other in years. Finally, there are the genealogy buffs writing down notes on lineage. Family history is reviewed and maybe a few tall-tales are told. If I had to choose one word, it would be "reconnect."

Wilson said...

And hopefully a little BBQ? Or at least hamburgers and hotdogs…

Arthur B. Burnett said...

Greetings from Texas,
Good luck my friend. I hope a good time is had by all.