A lot of our friends, especially those of our college mates (more than 150 and, of course, all seniors), learn that we try to have a family-reunion every year, they are jumping in and doing exactly the same thing – to have a family re-union. It just like wildfire spreading very fast.
But, I guess, most credits should go to all participants. Our half (1/3) is easy, Mom and I are retired or semi-retired. The other half (2/3) isn’t that easy. Understandably, their schedules are more than full and, may be, they have other interesting/urgent things to do. And/or, they enjoy things that seniors may not. Therefore, I guess, when arranging the re-union, a lot of behind the scene compromises are made. To that, Mom and I are very much aware.
In short, Mom and I look forward to having family re-union every year and appreciate your companionship.