On my mom’s side of the family, we have family reunions each summer which give us a chance to get together and share different things such as stories, recipes, and just get to see how much everyone has changed from year to year. This is a unique way for my extended family to get to know each other as a family. It is always an event that I look forward to because they are always quite eventful. Each year, they located in a different city in the state and the people in that area are in charge of organizing that specific event. The families in charge assign people to bring either main dishes or side dishes or dessert and things like that. Many times recipes are exchanged if someone likes a particular dish which can add to what makes up our heritage. It is also interesting to see some photographs people bring of my great grandparents and their children which are the reason why all of the families are present.
It is always nice to see everyone get together and i think these reunions are important for my family’s heritage because it allows us to expand it in our own unique ways. My mom’s side of the family has dominantly colored eyes so it is also interesting to see a lot of people with those traits, even though i am one of the very few who have brown eyes. My family is also quite athletic so it is always fun to be playing football or volleyball together or just discuss sports as well. Having a family reunion every year is a fun way to get my family together to see how much everyone has grown and changed. It also allows us to grow in our heritage and know more about where we all came from.