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.