So I have discovered that family reunions are always going to end up with a family fight. See every year my dads brothers and sisters, there are 9 of them, and there families get together to have a family reunion. This year My uncle Gunn ( the oldest) was in charge and he decided it would be nice to spend Thanksgiving in Arizona. So we all drive there. It took my father, sister, and I 12 hrs to get there. Anyhow things start out great. On Thanksgiving we all start the day with a 1 or 2 mile or 10K race. After that we meet at the church, it is the only place that can hold 80+ people at one time, for lunch. Lunch was great we chatted, worked on some service projects , played a little lighting, and then decided to go to the parks for a friendly game of football.. Now two of my unlces are a bit competitive. They dont understand that two hand touch foot ball with everyone (kids from 1-52) will be playing and that it is just for fun.. Well about 40 min after we start theses two uncles start arguing, well uncle A's wife goes out and tries to get uncle A calmed down. They continue playing at this time all the girls and most of the younger children have trickled out of the game because it has lost its fun appeal. Fifteen minutes later it happens. Uncle A is going for a pass and Uncle B crashes into them. They become a tangle of limbs, Uncle C yells at 5 or 6 of my cousins and they pull the two uncles apart. Uncle A's wife is pissed off ( Uncle B's wife is holding a 4 month old and cant go to stop them) and goes into the field to stop the fight again. Well Uncle A is so pissed off that he takes my aunt by the head and pulls her to the ground. This is quite unexceptable and so my cousin, Uncle A's son, punches Uncle A in the head. Every ones starts going there own way. It is time to end the game. Uncle B ends up with a black eye, Uncle A gets his finger bit, his pride hurt and has decided that he is going to haul his family back to utah. Well Uncle A's wife tells him he can go by himself. After all that Uncle A stays in his hotel room for the rest of the day and part of the next.
Every year this happens. These two uncles ruin everyones elses fun.. I think it is time we tell them they aren't allowed to play.