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As you know, our family has made a habit of going on a lot of picnics, and I keep track of them. A few years back, we celebrated the 100th Picnic in one year with four other families.

Well, after fifteen years of doing this we were at 983…988…991 and I saw that we were getting close to 1K. So I asked if people wanted to celebrate our 1000th picnic with us. 10 Families said yes. We did it in our back yard and there was much joy.

We thank God.

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Here’s some “Crucial JamFam ‘1000 Picnics’ Information”:
Unique Picnic Spots: 349
Rivers We Picnicked By: 36
Unique Spots on the Mississippi: 37
Lakes We Picnicked by: 106
Unique Spots on Superior: 35
Spots We Picnicked at Only Once: 194
States Picnicked In: 12

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When we started keeping track in 2001, we had three kids and the oldest was three years old. We’ve been blessed.

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[This might be helpful for all families, but I think it’s especially helpful for large families]

Dads, at the dinner table, my wife and I tell our kids a modified version of Luke 19:26:

‘We tell you that to everyone who eats, more will be given, but from the one who eats not, even what he has will be taken away.’

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