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Our Tate Family Reunion

Updated on December 19, 2015

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Tate Family Reunion

Our Tate Family used to get together every other year for Our Tate Family Reunion.  This began in 2000 and each year we held the reunion in a different location and each year our family reunion has been very enjoyable.  We have met in Athens, Ga; Chattanooga, Tenn; Helen, Ga; Charleston SC; and Nashville, Tenn.   Our 2010 Tate Family Reunion was in Pendleton South Carolina and we enjoyed being "Together Again In 2010"!

NOTE to Reunion Attendees: Unfortunately, the Reunion Committee has had to announce that there will not be a Tate Family Reunion in 2012. Hopefully, some of our young folks will re-organize and get our reunions going again. Thanks. It's been wonderful and we sure made lots of great memories! The best to you and yours! I sure miss our reunions and hope we will be able to do it again soon. The grandkids are all still talking about them so maybe that is the generation to plan the next one.

NOTE To Visitors to Our Tate Family Reunion Official Webpage - Thank you for visiting.  Hope you enjoy seeing how our family plans our Reunions. Please sign our guestbook below and tell us about your Reunions.

Photo Credit: Tate Family Reunion 2010 logo created by OhMe. The photos on this page are not to be copied without permission from a member of the AB Tate Family.

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Together Again In 2010 - We had a Grand Time in Pendleton SC for the Tate Family Reunion

Tate Family Reunion Parade Collage
Tate Family Reunion Parade Collage

We love having our Fun Family Parade and it gets more colorful each year. Our family really knows how to have a fun time.

Group Photo by Greg Ammons of Ammons Portrait Studio - Book Ammons Portrait Studio for your next family gathering. You will be glad you did.

2010 Tate Family Reunion in Pendleton SC
2010 Tate Family Reunion in Pendleton SC

The Oldest Tates at the Reunion Enjoyed it too!

Photo by Kate Loving Shenk
Photo by Kate Loving Shenk | Source

Our Family Needs to Write a Book - Because we think we do it right

Of course, our granddad was always on the right side of every issue so we get it honest

Family Reunion Planning Kit for Dummies
Family Reunion Planning Kit for Dummies

Until we get our book written, maybe you can learn something from this one.

 

Who Is Our Tate Family?

Descendants of AB and Minnie Tate

Amaziah Byrd and Minnie Fisher Tate

Amaziah Byrd and Minnie Fisher Tate
Amaziah Byrd and Minnie Fisher Tate

Amaziah Byrd Tate was born in November 1872 (d Sept 1931) in East Armuchee, Walker County, Georgia. On February 17, 1897 he married Minnie Minerva Fisher (born Nov 22, 1874-died Aug 21, 1930), daughter of Francis Marion and Mary Ann Elizabeth Fisher of Lumpkin Co., Georgia.Amaziah or AB as he was called ran a General Store in LaFayette, Georgia for many years. They were members of the Methodist Church in LaFayette and were loved by all who knew them.

Children of AB and Minnie Tate:Virgil RobbinsLillie BlancheBertieMary BerniceMilledge FrancisRuby BelleConnie GordonMelvin GreysonMarvin Mize

We are the grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren of AB and Minnie Tate.

Note: Our Tate Family is Color Coded in everything we do. The names of Minnie's Kids above are in each designated color.

Photos of The AB Tate Family - Click smaller picture to enlarge

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Where is Pendleton South Carolina - Pendleton is 4 miles from Clemson SC

A markerRamada Inn in Clemson SC -
1310 Tiger Blvd, Clemson SC
get directions

Group Photos from Past Tate Family Reunions - Click smaller picture to enlarge

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Choo Choo in 02 in Chattanooga, TennesseeTFR 2000 in Athens, GeorgiaTogether Once More in 2004 - Helen, GeorgiaProud to be a Tate in 2008 part 1- Nashville, TennesseeProud to be a Tate in 2008 part 2 - Nashville, Tennessee
Choo Choo in 02 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Choo Choo in 02 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
TFR 2000 in Athens, Georgia
TFR 2000 in Athens, Georgia
Together Once More in 2004 - Helen, Georgia
Together Once More in 2004 - Helen, Georgia
Proud to be a Tate in 2008 part 1- Nashville, Tennessee
Proud to be a Tate in 2008 part 1- Nashville, Tennessee
Proud to be a Tate in 2008 part 2 - Nashville, Tennessee
Proud to be a Tate in 2008 part 2 - Nashville, Tennessee

Friday April 23, 2010

Friday's Schedule

Everyone arrived safely in Clemson SC for the 2010 Tate Family Reunion

Friday we began our Tate Family Reunion with a Welcome by our Master of Ceremonies, Matt Day and our Director in Name Only (DINO) Betty Delorme. Announcements and a briefing followed as well as the traditional visit from the Welcome Lady and her son, Billy Bob Bubba Joe Forrester III. This year Billy Bob Bubba Jo Forrester IV joined in the Welcome Skit which was Clemson Cheers.We had supper at Rockhoppers Restaurant right down the hall from our Hospitality Room at the Ramada Inn. Everyone ordered what they wanted from the menu and were in charge of their own bill. Rockhoppers offers a wide variety to choose from. The Ramada Inn Clemson website describes Rockhoppers:"Rockhopper's is a family restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere and great food, quick and friendly service and affordable prices. All meals are homemade and guaranteed fresh."After supper we returned to the Hospitality Room for the Traditional Tate Talk, Tate Trivia, Tate Family Bingo and of course the Chicken Dance and singing "All My Life's A Circle".12 Noon - Hospitality Room OpensRegister, Visit, Snack, view Scrapbooks, Posters, Displays, Sing, Dance, Learn More About Sights5:00 - Session OneWelcome, Overview, Opening Prayer - Matt DayIntros by Lineage - Betty DeLormeBlessing - Tate Giles5:30 Dutch Dinner - "Rockhoppers"7:00 Session TwoShaw Street Bingo - Connie and ShirleySinging and Dancin' - led by The Adams FamilyNight Owls Hoot

2010 Friday Night Photos

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Singing our Special Song - All My Life's A Circle

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Adam and KathyMonica, Jessica and WhiteyDenise and ScottTate and ShirleyRodney and EmilyConnie, Bill, and MissyJean and Matt
Adam and Kathy
Adam and Kathy
Monica, Jessica and Whitey
Monica, Jessica and Whitey
Denise and Scott
Denise and Scott
Tate and Shirley
Tate and Shirley
Rodney and Emily
Rodney and Emily
Connie, Bill, and Missy
Connie, Bill, and Missy
Jean and Matt
Jean and Matt

Saturday April 24, 2010

Saturday's Tentative Schedule

A more detailed schedule will be posted closer to time.

Saturday MorningContinental Breakfast at Ramada Inn in the Atrium9:00 a.m.Session ThreeAnnouncements - MattFamily History - EmilySurprise - EmilyLet's Play! - MonicaFavorite Funny Memories - JeanRemembering - Scott and DeniseReview of Sights - Nancy and Jim11:30 Parade on Village Green in PendletonGroup Photo12:30 Picnic at the ParkBlessing - Jim TateAfternoon Free for Playing Sightseeing, Shopping, Visiting2:00 Group leaves for Cemetery at Flat Rock Community5:30 Acknowledgments, Directions/Car Pools - NancyBlessing - Jean6:00 Dutch Dinner and Dancing - Just More Barbecue8:30 Session FourBusiness Session - JoanClosing Ceremony - The CommitteeThe Clemson Area Transit (CAT) buses run just about all day in and around Clemson, Pendleton and Central. It is a free service.CAT Bus Website

The Children Led The Tate Family Parade - Everyone carried their family flag with pride and dressed according to their family color

Tate Family Reunion Parade
Tate Family Reunion Parade

I love this picture!

Getting Ready for our Fun 2010 Parade - On the Village Green in Pendleton SC

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Mayor Randy Hayes and his wife Lorett attend the Tate Family Reunion ParadeThe Mayor and SquidLou
Mayor Randy Hayes and his wife Lorett attend the Tate Family Reunion Parade
Mayor Randy Hayes and his wife Lorett attend the Tate Family Reunion Parade
The Mayor and SquidLou
The Mayor and SquidLou

Saturday Afternoon Trip To Visit Ancestor's Graves at Flat Rock Community - Emily Davis Robinson poses at the headstone of her Great, Great, Great, Great Grandm

Emily Davis Tate's Tombstone
Emily Davis Tate's Tombstone

The rain did not keep 8 of the Tate Family away from exploring around the Flat Rock Presbyterian/Baptist Cemetery looking for Emily Davis Tate's marker.Emily Davis was born July 31, 1779 in Newberry Co.SC and died on May 25, 1847. She is buried on Row 28 at Flat Rock Cemetery. She and William David Tate were married in 1801 and settled in the Flat Rock Community of Anderson Co., SC (Old Pendleton District). Their eldest son, John Andrew Tate left Flat Rock and was one of the original settlers of East Armuchee, Walker Co., Ga. John Andrew and Sarah Manson Duncan had 11 children. Their son Emeziah Milton was the father of A.B. (Amaziah Byrd) Tate.

Monica's Musical Chairs - A Big Hit with the Kids and Adults - Thanks, Monica!

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Fun at Just More Barbecue in Pendleton SC - Great Food and Music

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Sunday - Clean Up and Pack Up, Hugs and Goodbyes

Kate Loving Shenk aka Mukunda22 Joined The Tate Family Reunion - Joan4 and Mukunda22 have been online friends for a couple of years and enjoyed meeting face to

Tate Girls and Kate at 1826 On The Green with SquidLou
Tate Girls and Kate at 1826 On The Green with SquidLou

Kate was given the title of an "UnTate". An UnTate is an invited Guest of the Tate Family. Kate flew in from Pennsylvania and enjoyed her first trip to the South. We had made a SquidLou for her to take along with her on her adventures. SquidLou represented all of our Squidoo friends and joined right in all of the festivities.Kate, Joan, and Betty arrived in Pendleton early enough to enjoy a special Tates and Kate lunch at 1826 On The Green.

Family Reunion Planning for Dummies

Our family needs to write a book about reunions

We are a creative bunch of people, if I do say so myself and our reunions were always such fun and very informative, too. We learned more about our ancestors and got to know each other better, too. I sure hope the younger generation will pick up this tradition of a reunion and carry it forward.

Great Games for Families

Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups, & Children!
Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups, & Children!

This book has 175 games for families of all ages with many variations of each.

 

Please sign this Tate Family Reunion Guest Book - and thank you for stopping by

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      Your lens made me smile so much - what a wonderful idea and how fabulous to have these reunions and keep your family history alive. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Gayle Mclaughlin: Thank you for visiting. We do have a great time together!

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      Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

      What fun reunions you have! You have given me ideas for our McLaughlin Family Reunion.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I so enjoy the photographic articles lensmasters post here at Squidoo. I felt like I was visiting at your Tate family reunion. How wonderfully you have displayed your traditional family gathering.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Lucky You and Your Family!! What I would give to have a Family Reunion, but they are all in other countries and very few of them...actually my line through my daughters bring it to an end...guess it's Gods Will.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Emily Melea is myEmily Melea is my great-great-great-great grandmother on my mothers side. I loved to see everything that you and your famiy have done to celebrate and remember all that came before us. In the surrounding area of Pendleton you will find many Tate family members still. They may not have the Tate name but, trust me the name is not forgotten.

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      Ayers4christ 6 years ago

      Wow! I love seeing a family with so much unity and having so much fun together! What an amazing feat!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I wonder how I would go about seeing if I have relations w/ any of you Taters? I am from Damascus Virginia, but all my Tates are past away and did so in Bristol VA/TN.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I wonder how I would go about seeing if I have relations w/ any of you Taters? I am from Damascus Virginia, but all my Tates are past away and did so in Bristol VA/TN.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I am a sales manager at Embassy Suites Golf Resort & Conference Center in Greenville, SC, and came across your webpage while doing a google search of family reunions. We'd love to have the Tates consider Greenville for 2012 and I'd be happy to speak with a family representative about what we have to offer. You can reach me via email at katie.clark@jqh.com or 864-678-7115.

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      FimarkHome 7 years ago

      This time around we are having a reunion in SC. Visiting the old homestead, cemetary and planning a family talent show and genealogy presentation. Now that I make a living helping others plan special occasions I am literally bursting at the seams with ideas.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Betty invited me to view your reunion. The Tates really do it well. Congratulations and keep up the good work.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What an amazing amount of planning must have gone into your reunion weekend! And, what a success it must have been! Thanx for sharing.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Looks like your family reunion was a lot of fun once again. Its so nice that we have Squidoo so we can share meaningful times in our lives with friends. Thanks so much, I really enjoyed peeking in on the reunion...This is a page full of love Nancy! x

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      Heather Burns 7 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      looks like fun!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      So glad you added your great 2010 photos! Can't wait to share this. All of your planning made the 2010 Reunion truly "Something Wonderful"! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Looks like you had great fun at your family reunion! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Looks like you had great fun at your family reunion! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This whole family reunion idea is so lovely Joan and Nancy! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      sorry I couldn't make it to the reunion - sounds like it was loads of fun as usual!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Sorry I couldn't attend the reunion - sounds like it was loads of fun like usual!!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Squidlou saw it all, even while we all were asleep!! LOL!!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Oh, such super new pics from our 2010 celebration -- and we had so much fun with Kate and SquidLou! SquidLou saw some alligators at Seabrook, too! What a week!!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Love the updates! Thanks for all of your hard work!!

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      lolicious 7 years ago

      Thanks for giving some insight into your family. Looking forward to more updates

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @Joan4: I tried to keep the dogwoods and azaleas from blooming until you got here but I am afraid they will peak this coming weekend. Oh well!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Did better on the test this time, at least I passed! Thankful for that! See you all in just a few weeks! I can hardly wait!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Pendleton will be ready for the Tate Family! I am trying to keep the dogwoods and azaleas from blooming until you get here!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      We will truly be "Together Again in 2010" - just weeks away! It was fun to come back here today and enjoy this great lens! Thanks again, Nancy!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: No, April. This doesn't sound like our line of Tates.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Do y'all know anything Tate Family of Tipton County, Tennessee?? I hope you can help me with all kinds of questions. I have post this blog previous, but forgot to add my email address. Are you related to Thomas Tate (1855 - ??)?????Aprilmon04@aol.comDrummonds, TN

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Hello....I'm not sure where to begin. Are y'all related to Tate family in Tipton County, TN? My great-grandfather is Virgil Thomas Tate, then his daddy is Thomas Owen Tate (1882-1964), then his daddy Thomas Tate (1855 GA - ?). All we know he was from Georgia and fisherman. He have a brother, A. Mace/Amisy who was a riverboat pilot. I think their dad is William T. Tate, and died young. Hope you guys can help me this one!!! Thanks,April mon04@aol.comDrummonds, TN

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      Michey LM 7 years ago

      I like family reunions, they are a great southern pattern which has a lot of value. And Nancy being Nancy we know and love, the soul of Pendleton, and the blood and soul of Tate family, will make the event special.Love to see the updates after the reunion and wish all a great celebration, and a lot of fun.Happy all the way from Tennessee to South CarolinaMichey

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      Holley Web 7 years ago

      There is usually a barbecue and all my uncles get together and play music and sing :) It looks like your TFR will be a big hit again this year!

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      AlisonMeacham 8 years ago

      It is unfortunately pretty rare for my whole family to get together these days. But I do have a family cruise planned for next year so that should be a lot of fun.

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      lasertek lm 8 years ago

      Nice! Normal family reunion activities - eat, eat some more, and talk (catch up). Guess we never put much effort on our yearly reunions. Hope you could visit my lens as well. Thanks

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      puzzlerpaige 8 years ago

      Hey Nancy. Looks like y'all have a ball at your reunions. At our family reunions the best thing we do is EAT...oh and I love seeing all of my aunts, uncles, cousins etc. We usually have a big wing ding at Easter.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to Ellen Davis Sexter] Give the Quiz a try, Ellen. I promise you won't have to stay in after school and nobody but you will know your score. I wonder if you mom has taken the quiz?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I haven't taken the quiz yet...hope I don't fail, bet Rebecca will get it right! Great job on the site!!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to Debbie Lefelar] It sure is fun to see the Kinfolks on this guestbook. We are sure looking forward to the Reunion and hope to see each and everyone of you here in Pendleton SC.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a great website! Thank you for doing all of this.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      You have done an excellent job, we are proud to be a part of this family.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I enjoyed the Tate family reunions. Great!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      You captured our family times together so beautifully! Wow, what a lens!

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      KathrynGrayson 8 years ago

      This is great Aunt Nancy!!!! I love all the pics and can't wait until April!!!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to mukunda22] Too funny, Kate! Yes, Howard is the Hellams side of the family. You must have visited Paige's Amtrak lens. I need to feature that one here. She did a super job on it. Oh I am getting so excited!

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I've been thinking of taking a train to come to the Tate Family reunion, after reviewing a great lens about it this morning.I also was thinking about coming back to this lens when I saw it in MiMi's Squidoo Lens Review. Just love these meaningful coincidences!!--events that coincide meaningfully?Also just connected with Jim's first cousin on FB--Howard. Like a true idiot--I try not to use those sorts of words when describing myself--I sort of invited him to the Tate family reunion. But no real damage done, really--He of all people will understand that he is not invited!!!! ROTFL!!!!!A delightful man!

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      Laniann 8 years ago

      Your family reunion always sounds like so much fun. It's nice when everyone gathers to make wonderful memories together.

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      Leanne Chesser 8 years ago

      Your Tate family reunion looks like a blast! Great idea for a lens!

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      Wednesday-Elf 8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Nancy & Joan, the Tate family looks like a happy and loving group. How wonderful you're all able to keep in touch this way. Have fun with your family at this next reunion.

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      Great Lens, Nancy! I know you will have a great time with family...I really had a good time at our reunion in Septemter!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      What a wonderful family you have! And a fantastic idea for everyone to be able to visit to get the itinerary! Nancy and Joan...your family is about as big as mine! Have a wonderful time. Spreading my wings for a faimly blessing!

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      sittonbull 8 years ago

      Oh Ohme this looks like a heap of fun and it's wonderful that you'all are carrying on the tradition! Hope I'm around to pop in for a visit! Have to find out how you did those photos overlayed on the Farmer's Hall? That's pretty cool... as is the lens of course!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Hoe you have fun!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This is wonderful Nancy!!!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      What a wonderful tradition! It looks like a lot of fun. I would have to forge papers to belong, but, hey, what's a little ink between friends and family:)

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      Andy 8 years ago from London, England

      Very nice lens

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      Kate Loving Shenk 8 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I can't believe this--but I will be there!I read every word with great interest!!####blessed####

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      well, I failed the family quiz!!!!! but I love it!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thank you Nancy.....this is wonderful.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      This looks great!! I love the group photos! Bring back memories!