The 72nd Pearl Reunion Report, July 31, 2011

We held our 72nd Reunion and celebrated our family at the Hampton Community Center on the last Sunday of July. This was the second year we have met there and we were blessed with perfect weather. There were 40 of us ‘cousins’ attending, ranging in age from 92 years to twins aged 11 months. We came from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Florida.

While the adults sat and visited in the shade of the big trees surrounding the Center, the children played on the grassy hill next to us, expending a lot of energy and having a lot of fun.

Our pot luck picnic was eagerly consumed and after topping it off with some fantastic desserts, we had our brief business meeting.One of the items discussed was the poor condition of the tombstones in the North and South Cemeteries. They need cleaning to remove moss and lichens. Our Reunion Moderator has been consulting with Quintana Memorials in Chaplin, CT. We are hoping we can get a group rate. If anyone is interested in having their family stones cleaned, let Neal know, or contact me and I will pass your information on to him.

The date for next year’s Reunion was discussed, but no definite date has been set as yet.

Dorothy Vander Meulen, Family Historian

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