Thursday, May 15, 2014

A Game for Family Reunions

One of our favorite summertime activities this time of year is attending family reunions. Sometimes, though, there is a lull, especially after the meal,  and something is needed to liven up the group. This is what we did at our family reunion last summer - and it worked.

Everyone arranged their chairs in a large circle and we started our game -  a game called "I Remember." Each person was asked to remember an event from long ago about someone else in the family, living or dead. For example, one person mentioned Grandma courting with her beau and soon-to-be second husband when she was 70 years old. Another person mentioned the many model airplanes hanging from the ceiling in my brother's room when he was in elementary school.  One memory seemed to spark another and before long we were laughing at events long-forgotten or never known.  The best part about this game is that everyone could participate and no materials were required. Maybe this is something you might like to try at your family reunion.

Published 15 May 2014, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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