Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dotted Lines

At FRU last weekend, Holly in marketing, encouraged participants to invite non related friends to family reunions. She gave an example of inviting the friends next door to Grandma with whom we always played who might enjoy seeing the family again.

Afterwards Mary, the Guest Services Director, shared a cute story. I love stories like this and so requested permission to repeat it here.

Mary has a close friend that had been pleading with Mary to attend her family reunion in Texas for the past six to eight years. This family always invites extra friends to their reunion and they call the special unrelated guests their Dotted Lines.

Finally after many invitations, Mary went to her friend’s family reunion this past summer.

She met her friend’s brother.

They will be married in March of 2010.

In the summer of 2010, she will joyfully attend the reunion again—this time as a Solid Line.


Rebecca said...

Quite a story! That might be one way to boost the attendance at reunions! I myself have missed several of them over the years. It was easier when I lived in KS and the reunions were nearby. On the other side of the family, they involve traveling 5 hours or so..... It's hard enough to get our immediate family together! Sigh.

Bernie said...

I love stories that have happy endings and who wouldn't want to be a solid line rather than a dotted one......:-) Hugs

Brenda said...

Well Bernie, I suppose that is true but another way to look at it is . . . The Dotted Lines are adopted family that you choose to invite because you like them. That is usually true of the full bloods as well but not always.

Diana said...

Oh I love this story Brenda, there was a good reason that her friend kept inviting her. A very special memory for her. Thanks for sharing!
Love Di

Donna's Book Nook said...

Great story! As you know, I have a soft spot in my heart for wonderful love stories. Maybe we should try to include some dotted lines--a great concept. Donna

Dee said...

cute! :-)