2002 Ririe Family Reunion
By Elaine Jackson
2002 version of the James E. and Verna Ririe family reunion was held in Island
Park, Idaho. We convened
the night before In Ririe for a light dinner (potatoes of course!),
a walking tour of the town named after our grandfather and displays of
family memorabilia and pictures. The next day we met at the motel in
Activities during the two days included plenty of food a river rafting
trip in an unseasonably low river, the traditional skit night, a bagpipe
concert, and for the first time ever, the Max Ririe invention contest.
We proved how clever and creative we are by coming up with great ideas
such as a high chair that converts into a shower so you can easily clean
the baby up after each meal and shoes that could be located by a beeping
sound. The children enjoyed swimming and a special piñata activity.
Each evening we held a family devotional and prayer followed by a bedtime
Several families displayed posters showing their personalities and families
at home. Kathy also prepared a great tribute to her dad, Jim and Becky
did the same for her dad, Clive. The displays were awesome!
The food was great! The company was terrific! The location was beautiful!
What more could you ask for?
Special thanks to MaryJane, Kathy,
Ellen, Jennifer, Julie and any others I might have missed who came with
their children and no husbands. You have
earned my admiration!
Check out the complete photo
album from the 2002 reunion, a report on the golf
tournament and the story
of the first "Clive
Ririe Memorial Fishing Trip" that almost didn't happen.