The Best Reunion I Did Not Attend
by Sam Thompson
Actually, the above title is a little misleading; but, I wanted to get your attention.
There are many past reunions of which I have fond memories. I especially think back to those reunions with Big Mama (my grandmother, Aretha Roberts) and several of her sisters (Aunt Frances, Aunt Bee (Beatrice), and Aunt Laura).
In addition, I can still picture those reunions I shared with my sons (Mark, Paul, and Sterling), as well as those I shared with my grandchildren (Janee and Eric).
However, the reunion that I did not attend holds a special memory for me.
My birthday is July 27th and the reunion took place over that weekend in 2007 in Las Vegas, NV. A group of family members call to wish me happy birthday; and, they sung the happy birthday song.
I will always cherish that reunion memory.
Thank you. I love you all.