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Friday, July 27, 2012

From the First Mate's Photo Album

Five guys take same photo for 30 years...
every 5 years the next group photo is repeated and hung on the cabin wall at Copco Lake!
By Kelly Andersen, Special to CNN
updated 6:37 AM EDT, Fri July 27, 2012 

 Original photo in 1982

(CNN) -- When five teenagers sat down and posed for a picture at Copco Lake in 1982, they didn't plan on making it a tradition. But that's what it became.  Every five years for the past three decades, John Wardlaw, John Dickson, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney and John Molony have been meeting at the California lake and taking the same photo.  The first photograph of the high school friends was just happenstance. Wardlaw, known as Wedge in the group, had a family cabin at the lake where the friends gathered in July 1982.  [See the rest of this story @ http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/26/travel/friends-summer-photo-tradition/index.html]

These 5 friends have such a cool tradition!  The Abram West family of Amo (Hendricks County), Indiana started a family reunion in 1900 and continued every year until 2000 plus a few more years... the reunions lasted for over 100 years.  Abram West was the grandson of Ignatius West of Chatham Co., NC (the brother of my ancestor Thomas West, Jr. who brought his family to Christian Co., KY.  Abram's father, William West died in Christian Co, KY in 1812.). 

Do any of you have neat traditions that you would like to share with the followers of this blog?

- Compiled by JGWest

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