- Something favorite from the Bible, Shakespeare, a favorite poet, author.
- There are books of quotes listed by subject and family is a favorite one.
- Talk about the strength of your ancestors … the real founders of your reunion or how the family grew. Remind the family who they are, why your family is special and encourage them to enjoy a memorable reunion.
- Be thankful for your reunions and perhaps do a retrospective of your family.
- Ask others for favorite appropriate readings. Ask them to read.
- Share the wealth: assign others a thought they can share at the reunion.
Then there’s the O’Jay’s soulful Family Reunion. The O’Jays recognize that “at least once a year we should have/a family reunion.” Why? Because “it’s so nice to see all the folks you love together.” Of course.
For a more spiritual moment, there’s Thank You For Peace, a cassette produced, written, arranged and performed by Samuel B. Lackey. For information call 215-552-8554.
About the author
Jeff Perso was an assistant editor of Reunions magazine.