The 116th Reunion brought us all together again!
Once again, as in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic could not keep these wonderful folks from gathering to warm each others' hearts with their family love and pride. The string of consecutive family reunions remains unbroken. The RBMHB & RF Family Reunion was held in the clouds on Zoom on August 7th, 2021.
There were "shout outs" and "It's good to see you again" greetings galore as folks peered into their computers, iPads, and phone screens to greet each other for the occasion. As usual, they were treated to a faith-based program complete with much family history, displays of individual talents, and memorable looks into the past and future of this robust family.
Those of you who helped to make the gathering such a rousing success and wish to relive some of the moments, as well as those of you who could not join the gathering or missed out on the opportunity to register, can experience the passions of the event by clicking on the "Reunion Videos" link in the menu above and selecting "116th Family Reunion (2021)" from the drop down list to view an edited video of the Zoom recording.
A Message from the Reunion President
"I have 3 words to say. Well, almost 3 words: 1.) What, 2.) Can, 3.) I-Say?
WHAT just happened? Well this is what just happened. It was like this; we all got together on Saturday, August 7th and celebrated our 116th RBMHB and Related Families Reunion. What did you all just say? A lot, according to how much everyone shouted out to each other. That’s why I personally enjoyed every minute of the reunion because you are meant to celebrate and celebrate you did. The Reunion Committee and I are very proud and happy that we served to put a smile on your faces because it was a joy to see each of you again.
CAN I say that I was a ball of nerves although I have been in your presence before? Can we thank each of you; yes we can for making this reunion outstanding and wonderful. We love you all and that is for sure. Can I thank those who were in support of building the foundation for this year’s 116th Family Reunion? Sure I can. Thank you Arnold for running the controls, Vincent for narrating, Tori for our prayer, scripture and meditation, Joyce for the beautiful poem, Darryl for the awesome song, Jean for telling the stories and history of our wonderful family and their struggles, Winnie for her life’s story, Kristen for the memorial honoring our love ones lost, Pat for the announcements of our scholarship, card and history books for sale. Last but not least the bus tour, narrated by Gwendolyn and written and compiled by Howard. I would like to also thank Brenda, Clayton, Connie, Graham, Myron, Josie, Ina and the youth committee members.
I-SAY that I had so much fun this year even though we were so far apart but still so close to one another. For that I-say, how about us getting together next year, so that we can do it all over again and continue our celebration for our 117th Family Reunion. Meet you there. We can’t wait to see you all again because we are looking forward to it.
Thank You, thank you, and thank you Family."