72nd ANNUAL ROSS REUNION Aug.5,2002
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GATHERING OF COUSINS
The weather was perfect for the 72nd Annual Ross Family Reunion ... the descendants of Alexander Ross and Margaret Noble. Many of the local families took advantage of the sunny day to get some harvesting done, but there was a reasonable turnout nevertheless. Three of the five surviving branches were represented. Members included those who had driven to Holstein ON from Sarnia and Ottawa.
SOME OF THE GAMES
Since there were few runners in both the girls' and the boys' races, I joined both as an extra. Everyone won a prize. I wondered why I didn't win one too. EXPLANATION: I ran in the wrong direction. [I did win second prize in the race for those over 16 years of age. HA!]
POT LUCK LUNCH
There is no shortage of fine foods at our Ross Reunion, and an excellent assortment is guaranteed. I'm always amazed at how quickly the youngsters finish, and dash outdoors to continue playing while the adults continue with desserts and coffee well into the business meeting.
We (Pat & Doug Ross) have generally stayed in Mount Forest overnight before returning to Toronto, but we decided to join Suzanne and Harry Whyte (of Sarnia) at the Varney Inn after the conclusion of our family reunion.