It was a ironic and humorous choice to select “Discord” as the platform for our first virtual family reunion attempt during the pandemic.


Like thousands of other families, ours wasn’t able to have an in-person reunion this year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we chose not to risk travel across provincial borders to the usual meeting places in the Georgian Bay area this summer. We managed though to get many siblings, offspring and offshoots to show up for at least one of the five virtual sessions.

Since it was the five-year marker for our family reunion, it was important to me that we have some form of recognition. I delegated three young people to research something suitable for virtual gatherings, for sharing photos and text for the five year status updates (if so wished). We chuckled nervously at the name of the one they chose.

Live your life in happiness, even though those around you live their lives in discord and wish to spread their struggles to you. Be happiness itself.

Discord is…

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