The Lake and Effie Copeland Family Reunion has come and gone again for another year. We met this year on the campus of North Georgia Technical College, adjacent to the ancestral Copeland farm in Clarkesville, Georgia.
There were over a hundred members of the nine different branches of the family tree represented at this year’s Sunday gathering. In addition, the annual Copeland Best Ball Golf Tournament was held at Apple Mountain Golf Club in Hollywood, Georgia, with the usual pencil putts, lies, and laughter that usually accompanies this event on Saturday, July 30th. On Saturday evening, another contingent of Copelands and kin and friends gather at cousin Mike and Melinda’s house in Gainesville, Georgia, not far from the Civic Center, to partake in a Low Country Boil of shrimp & sausage with potatoes, corn, fresh veggies, and cole slaw… both Yankee and Southern varieties (since we now have Copeland clan members who gather from scattered places around the USA).
It’s all great fun Re-unioning with everyone, catching up on family doings, and getting to spend some quality time with the people we love. But it’s over all to quickly and all we have left are the memories (and some photos) and some new connections we’ve made to help keep the family clans together for another year and more.
Here’s a group photo we got just before we ate lunch. There were a few more who showed up a little late (doesn’t it always happen?) who didn’t get in this year’s group shot, but we’ll have some of them in the collection when we put it up on our new Facebook Copeland Family Reunion site in a few days… Meanwhile, enjoy!