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Benavente reunion

NOVEMBER 11, 2017 is a day that will live in my memory forever. The Benaventes of Saipan and Guam held their second “Bobo” clan family reunion. This magnificent and blessed event was celebrated at our very own Minatchom Atdao pavilion.

This being my first family reunion to attend and be a part of was truly an immeasurable experience. As I quietly met each family branch I listened attentively as they shared historical family stories passed down through generations. Some of their stories were so deep and rich with our cultural traditions. All I could do was to burn them deep into my memory bank short of cataloguing them so they can be passed on to the next generation.

I would like to profoundly express my humble gratitude and appreciation to all the Benavente family members and others who worked long and hard in making our reunion extremely successful. The event included games and other activities that were well thought out as they brought the generations together and more intimately connected and united. Kudos to all.

Biba “Bobo” clan reunion! Thank you and Si Yuus Ma’ase.

I remain,

JOHN R. CASTRO
Saipan, CNMI