More than 100 meet for re­union

Fam­ily to­gether af­ter 40 years

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS - Rick Koenig rick.koenig@tweed­dai­lynews.com.au

FOUR gen­er­a­tions and more than 100 fam­ily mem­bers met at the Mur­willum­bah Golf Club for a gi­ant fam­ily re­union and a once in a life­time ex­pe­ri­ence.

Mem­bers of the Meany fam­ily, de­scen­dants of one of the Tweed’s first teach­ers in Arthur Meany, drove and flew for hours to make the unique re­union late last month with many fam­ily mem­bers meet­ing each other for the first time.

Fam­ily mem­ber Veron­ica Ram­say said four gen­er­a­tions trav­elled to the re­union from the likes of Con­way Beach, Cun­na­mulla, Bris­bane, Ip­swich, Toowoomba, Tas­ma­nia, Can­berra, Syd­ney, Banora Point, Mur­willum­bah and Crys­tal Creek.

Ms Ram­say said there were some spe­cial mo­ments, with her mother meet­ing her sis­ter for the first time in 38 years due to long dis­tance.

“My mum was a bit stunned, it took her a lit­tle while to com­pre­hend what was hap­pen­ing but once she did she had a lovely time,” she said.

“The only way to de­scribe it was as if they’d just seen each other yes­ter­day.”

Ms Ram­say said the gi­ant re­union had some visi­tors as young as just a few weeks old, with the old­est in their mid-80s.

“Some I hadn’t seen for 40 years but it was like we’d just seen them,” Ms Ram­say said. “It was ab­so­lutely amaz­ing and every­one just got on so well.” The fam­ily is al­ready mak­ing plans for their next re­union.

TO­GETH­ER­NESS: Four gen­er­a­tions and more than 100 mem­bers of the Meany fam­ily met at Mur­willum­bah Golf Club.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

A cake cel­e­brat­ing the com­ing to­gether of four gen­er­a­tions of the Meany fam­ily.

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