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I Hope There’s A “Plan B” – Fairbairn Family Reunion

To quote a famous Scot, Robert Burns , “the best-laid plans of mice and men oft go awry”. So it goes for the weather and planning an outdoor family reunion. Our 1st Fairbairn family reunion has been in the works for 1 1/2 years and is finally here. The two day event this weekend is being held at a campground, and, of course, there are severe thunderstorms predicted for the area tomorrow, not all day at least, and temps in the 90’s on Sunday. I think this might bring the attendance down, but I hope it doesn’t dampen the mood for the family that braves the storms. Those who don’t come tomorrow will probably come out and join us Sunday. I’m glad it’s a two day event!

We are brainstorming, trying to make a Plan B, for inclement weather. We are going to be doing more indoor activities. I think we’ll have to set up a big tent, an expense we hadn’t planned on, and a safe place to go nearby if the winds pick up.

We are going to have to have a euchre or cribbage tournament instead of a baseball tournament. We will probably have a couple of tables for playing Texas Hold’em and Blackjack. The little ones are going to be doing crafts and playing games. I’ll bake some cupcakes for them to decorate. I don’t know what the park is going to do about the hayride and trick-or-treat if it’s raining. The group photos are going to have to be taken on Sunday, there’s going to be a lot of sun, the best chance of rain will be in the evening. The kids will be able to go swimming, it will be hot, the hottest day of the summer for our area.

Even with the rain, I think we’ll have a great week-end, I’m planning on having a good time anyway.


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