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 The Bullitt County News  September 8, 1905 BN 

A Happy Reunion

One of the most pleasant visits of my life, Saturday, August 26. I met all my brothers and sisters in a happy reunion in Louisville, Ky. We had not met for years, and we came together from distant quarters to meet as one family again. And the happiness of such a meeting one would have to experience to fully realize the pleasure. The children who once played around the same fireside came together from Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri to mingle together as in the days long passed. Of course, it took some time to get used to the changes that had come over each of us. We now range in age from 40 to 62 years (myself being the oldest). After enjoying the pleasure of our first meeting, we took our baskets and retired to Cherokee Park where tables and seats were awaiting us, where we returned thanks for our Heavenly Father for his wonderful preservation of life; the privileges of that meeting and the bounties with which he had supplied us. We all enjoyed our wholesome meal together, after which we talked the evening away until 5 o'clock p. m., when we took supper on the grounds, and then retired to Fountain Ferry Park to enjoy all the beauties that art can lavish upon any one spot. The Park is beautiful beyond description. At 9 o'clock, we all went to our places of abode to come together on Sunday morning, meeting with our resident sisters in their homes to enjoy the day together. That day was as equally enjoyable as the previous one had been. Sunday evening we all separated to go to our different homes feeling that we had lived life over again. We may never all meet again until we meet over there.- C. W. Ridgway

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