Last Sunday was our ‘Baxter Cousin’s annual get-together at Murwillumbah, in Northern NSW. Although there were many of the regular attendees, there were a few new faces and some who had not attended for several years, due to employment commitments. Now recently retired they were happy to reconnect with their cousins in this way.
Sadly for various reasons, there were many who could not join us on this occasion. Ill health was on top of the list.
However, those who did attend remarked how much they always enjoyed these get-togethers and hoped I would continue to organize them in the future.
James and Elizabeth Baxter (nee Dixon) was this year’s ancestral couple, whose lives were researched and shared with the cousins.
A few of us chuckled about some of the children’s comments about no Ipads, TV and other gadgets. They couldn’t believe most people walked everywhere, sometimes great distances.
All were glad, even the adults, that they were not apprenticed at five to seven years of age to certain trades. Nor were they keen on the discipline expected of children in the Georgian Age in England.
We are hopeful everyone continues to be appreciative of the lives we are able to live in this Modern Age and the opportunities available to us.
Below: Original image from CafePress, retrieved from Google Images and used 4 March 2019
The venue has already been booked for 1st March 2020 in the expectation everyone will continue to make the effort to meet yet again, to catch up on family news and share more research and information on our Baxter ancestral families.