The Elliott Family Reunions go back I think to the 70s. Given our overseasness, we haven't been to one in 15 years (save the odd wedding or funeral which don't count), but finally we've made one, organized by Andrew & Sally in the tiny village hall of Sulgrave.
It's mainly to celebrate the 80th birthdays of surviving uncles John and Jim, twins. And it's a big turnout: over 50 cousins, nephews & nieces, husbands & wives, boyfriends & girlfriends... some of whom I've never met before.
Luckily there were plenty of children with whom our two could play and it was all a great success. No arguments, fights or identical dresses, just the one bored teenager, and there may have been a tear or two during John's speech; there were certainly scratched heads during Jim's.