This section is
devoted to any Family Reunions you may be planning to
honor our AGYAR ancestors.
If you would
like to submit announcements of any upcoming AGYAR Family
Reunions, please send them to me at the address below,
with AGYAR FAMILY REUNIONS as the subject line, and we
will make arrangements for your information to appear in
"Given the modern realities of life, it has become
increasingly difficult to maintain family bonds.
Today's families tend to be widely scattered
across the country and even the world.
Too often, the physical distance
spills over into emotional distance.
"Instead of waiting for major events,
like weddings and funerals, to get together,
more and more families are opting to strengthen
and reaffirm their bonds at family reunions.
"Reunions provide a chance for members to achieve
a deeper appreciation for the family as a vital entity.
They also give children the opportunity to
develop a sense of continuity and belonging
as they begin to realize they have ties
that extend beyond their little family unit."
--from an article by Joy Hong
Blessed are the grandfathers,
who filed every legal document,
for these provided the PROOF.
Blessed are the grandmothers,
who preserved family Bibles and diaries,
for these are our HERITAGE.
Blessed are fathers, who elected officials
that answer letters of inquiry
for--to some--the ONLY LINK to the past.
Blessed are the mothers,
who relate TRADITIONS and LEGENDS to the family,
for one of her children will surely remember.
Blessed are the relatives,
who fill in family sheets with extra dates,
for to them we owe our FAMILY HISTORY.
Blessed is our family,
whose members strive for the PRESERVATION of RECORDS,
for theirs is a labor of love.
Blessed are the children who will never say,
"Grandma, you have told that old story twice
by Wilma Maulk
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