But times have changed. In "the good ol' days," children and grandchildren would come to the family ranch just to be together, writes Erin Anderson in the Lincoln Journal Star.
But these days many grandchildren have kids of their own. And they live all over the country. Orville and the ranch are gone.
Doesn't that sound like so many of our families today?
Many other experts have written extensively about family reunions and why they are so powerful. The reunion is a way for families to reconnect with their roots and find a sense of belonging. But what about those who don't have a family? How can they take advantage of such amazing energy, connections, love and other benefits?
Hundreds will gather in beautiful Orlando and engage with some of the best motivational leaders on the planet. One of those who will speak and lead major events is Blaine Athorn.
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That’s right! There is no better fit for our wonderful club than that of Disney World in Orlando, Florida! We would like to invite you and your family to the most magical place on Earth for speakers, workshops and motivation on October 16-18th! Join us as we reunite, rejuvenate, and rekindle our inner child in the surroundings of life’s simplest pleasures. Bring your family and join our family for this world-class event to be hosted at luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek.The organization says “this gorgeous venue will set the perfect backdrop for dream-building and getting into our core principles to create lifelong memories. Make a decision now to be a part of our trip because, in the words of the great Walt Disney, ‘The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.’”
These days with families living far and wide, it's the latter -- weddings and funerals -- that tend to draw the largest number of family members, Anderson said.
Why wait for the nuptials and funerals?