This year marked the 59th or 60th (depending on how we are counting) consecutive Womble Family Reunion. It has been held for many years in Morse, TX at the Community Center. Some years have been in Amarillo, some in Stinnett, some in Spearman, Dalhart, Panhandle. But home is the Morse community. I can remember one we had at my grandfather, W.T. “Tab” Womble’s farm. This is the family of Lorenzo Dow Womble. For any who need some family tree information, please just let me know.
Anyway, for many years the reunion has been shrinking. That happens to a lot family gatherings. The elder members die and the younger members scatter and become more involved in the immediate family. Which is as it should be! We have struggled with organizing the reunion, places to hold the reunion to entice more people, things for the young people to do. But is just not working. So this year we voted to end the Womble Family Reunion. I have a very heavy heart but also know this is for the best.
Here are lots of pictures taken of the attendees this year.
One of our family had the idea to put the tree up on the wall on pieces of paper. I so wish I had taken better pictures. It was great to see who belonged to who. (Linda, I would love some copies of this if you got good pictures!) I many have to just do my own so I can see where everyone is in the great scheme.Looking over proposals for reunions.Garrison was such a happy baby!He was fascinated with Cynthia’s nails that glittered.Silent auction tables.Steve, you ruined the picture by moving!Food. One of the best reasons to go to a Womble gathering. Yum.Two babies this year! Garrison could not take any more.
And another reunion is gone. Forever. However, we discussed that if anyone is interested, Memorial Day at Lieb Cemetery is a big family event. People bring covered dishes and gather at the community center for lots of memories and renewing of friendships and connections. Go join.