A Whole Week of Fun!
Every two years, the descendants of John Tolliver and Florence
Martha Haston Grissom meet somewhere in Tennessee to meet new
relatives, get re-acquainted with the old ones, see who's fatter
and grayer and how much the kids have grown since last time. There
is a buffet dinner, fun activities and entertainment, and lots
of interesting information about our family and its history.
Besides just the reunion and dinner on Saturday afternoon, there
are also many other activities planned in the week prior or following
that special event. It gives us all a chance to spend more time together
than just the 2-4 hours on Saturday. We've toured the Cumberland
Caverns, gone to the Grand Old Opry, had some fun dinners and breakfasts
at some fascinating places, and golfed together. We've laid by the
pool, driven around the countryside, and visited with relatives
we don't get to see very often.
We are looking ahead to 2005 and wondering how to plan. We
love getting together with our relatives, but we wonder if interest
is waning. At the reunion in 2003 the attendance was very poor. Except
for Ozella's family, it was an off year for lots of people and they
could not make it for a variety of reasons. In 2005, we may head
back to Tennessee for our Reunion or we may choose another location.
If you have a preference or a strong opinion, please let Corrine
know so she can made a decision. Sad to say, at this point, the Grissom
Family Reunion is in question for the future.
Read all about past reunions using the links to the right.