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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

2012 Boyd Family Biennial Reunion

"It's so nice to see all the folks you love together...Family Reunion...I wish grandma could see the whole family. I sure miss her face and her warm and tender embrace and if grandpa was here, I know that he would be smiling from ear to ear..." Family Reunion, OJays (1975)

August 22nd – 24th 2008, after years of promising to get together, the three branches of the “Sand Creek” Boyd Family Family reunited in Starkville, Mississippi. Some of us hadn’t seen each other in days or months while others hadn’t seen each other in years or decades and some of us had never met before. We had a ball despite a rainy weekend brought on by Hurricane Gustav. With a vow to continue this tradition, it was decided that the next one would be hosted by the Michigan and Minnesota branches of the Boyd Family.

July 23rd – 25th, 2010, we had a wonderful time in Bloomington and Eaton, Minnesota. With a theme of “Bridging Our Past with Our Future”, we paid tribute to family members no longer with us, were treated to a recital by two of our younger cousins and, learned more about our long-forgotten ancestors and our family history.

July 27th – 29th, 2012, this year’s biennial gathering we will be hosted by the Illinois branches of the Boyd Family. This year’s theme is "Learning and Honoring Our Legacy" and we have planned several fun-filled activities to accommodate your stay in and around "Mississippi of the North".

We hope that you will join us for this very special get-together!

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