Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

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July 27, 2012

Thompson family gathers for 100th annual reunion

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“But we did have some from farther away,” he said. “My son (Steven) and his new wife (Catlin) came from Denver, Colo. It was the first time his wife had been here, so it was a lot of fun to have them.”

During the reunion, each family member signs a reunion book. There is also a secretary’s report from the previous year that is read.

“We have books and minutes dating back to the first reunion,” Thompson said. “The first reunion was held in July 1912.”

The family has made arrangements for their reunion books to be kept in the Indiana Room at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. They are only taken out for the reunion each year.

And no family reunion would be complete without plenty of good food. Thompson said people seem to each bring their specialties.

“And we had lots of desserts,” he said. “And it was a beautiful day — as long as the wind was blowing.”

Thompson said he and his family will continue holding the traditional reunion as long as possible. He said this year there were 31 in attendance.

“I was looking at the books and in the ‘20s and ‘30s there would be as many as 80 people show up,” he said. “Yesterday, we had 31 and that was more than we’ve had in recent years.”

brenda.holmes@flyergroup.com

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