EUGENE, Ore. — A family with deep roots in Eugene brought together five generations on Sunday for a massive family reunion.
The Rear family grilled burgers, hotdogs, and corn on the cob for 80 to 90 people at Lone Pine Farms today, all of whom are family members.
Wendy Plueard helped organize the annual family reunion this year and says this is the typical turnout. The family has a long history in Eugene dating back to the 1930’s. Plueard says the reunions started smaller but have gotten bigger over the years.
“It started out about 25 years but when we had my grandma. We met at her house on River Avenue and she regularly had 40 to 50 people in her home, just so we could be together and barbecue,” said Plueard.
She says there were five different generations that showed up today, the oldest being 93 and the youngest just 3 months old.
Plueard says the best part is seeing each other and being able to pick up where they left off the previous year.
She says they will keep up the tradition and pass it to the next generation.