One of the events was a little family auction to raise funds for the reunion. I bought my great-grandmother Katie's dutch oven for $15! It needs to be seasoned.
(that fluorescent white spot is my spoon rest - my photography skills aren't up to figuring out what went wrong)
Ben had fun meeting a cousin.
And then there was the after-reunion around my table with my brother and sister-in-law who live far away, the traditional Sunday night popcorn and mish mash. A lovely weekend of catching up with family.
How nice! Family reunions are such fun!
That dutch oven will be nice for cooking with this fall and winter.
What a good idea for an auction! It would be a fun way to get a home for all those THINGS that grandmas accumulate!
Oh fun! You scored on that Dutch oven.
Methinks Ben could use a baby sister!
Leila, exactly. Our reunion auction is generally composed of small heirlooms and handmade items; the really important family heirlooms are carefully handed down inside individual families. We also only do this auction every 5 years when we have what is known as "the big push" and all the farflung cousins and families try really hard to come; so I got to see family from Tennessee, California, Canada, and Georgia who don't usually come to the yearly reunion.
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