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the schwartz invasion

August 6, 2010

The first Saturday of August is once more in our midst, which means the Schwartz Family Reunion will soon be underway.  Tomorrow, we will descend on Kenton, Ohio by the droves.  Here is a blurb I wrote last year about the infamous invasion of Hardin County Fairgrounds:

For the last sixty plus years, members of our family have gathered together on the first Saturday/Sunday in August to swap stories, play games and basically enjoy each other’s company over a smorgasbord of food…

…we are a big family.  I am number two of six, my dad is number one of six, and my grandpa is number eight of ten.  It is the members and descendants of the ten that will gather this weekend to partake of the beloved tradition of the Schwartz Family Reunion.  Our numbers have fluctuated throughout the years.  Many members have been added trough marriage or birth; some moved away and aren’t able to make it every year; and many have passed on.  But we are there, nevertheless, rain or shine on the first weekend of August.  We gather to remember those who have gone before us.  We gather to welcome each other “home”: aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents, grandchildren, and cousins (first, second, removed and not removed).  We gather to eat great food, play or watch volleyball, look at old photos, listen to stories, talk and laugh with each other, hand out the infamous award (more on that later), and simply be a family.

I can’t wait to see everyone!  Get ready, Kenton Ohio!  Here we come!

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