Recent Family Picnics

Recent Family Picnics Kantorak Family Reunion

 

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One of the strongest bonds our extended family has maintained is the annual family picnic held in Cleveland each summer.  Since the 1960's, we would all convene at a local park, usually Clague Park in Westlake.

   

Always unpredictable, these picnics gave us a chance to catch up with the regulars and meet the new members of the family.  Here's the infamous ketchup fight (actually it was a conspiracy against Jim) from the 1968 gathering.

Perhaps it's because our parents were each others' closest friends that my generation of cousins grew up with such close ties to each other.  Even our children, the second cousins, grew up with each other and still maintain those ties.

Unfortunately, 1993 was the last of the big family picnics.

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