More than 100 meet for reunion
Family together after 40 years
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.
A cake celebrating the coming together of four generations of the Meany family.