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A family affair

Posted: Friday, Jul 18th, 2014

The Richards family gathers at ICM restaurant for dinner Wednesday. Earlier in the week, some members went clam digging (below).

Nearly 70 descendants

of the Richards family reunited this week in Florence to share stories from their heritage that dates back 65 years when patriarch Frank Richards established the town’s first garbage service.

Most arrived in town last Saturday and stayed through this weekend. They came from around the country — California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming — for the reunion.

The weeklong gathering, planned several years in advance, was the group’s first get-together in Florence and the first reunion ever for the more than 30 children present. The last time the family reunited was 20 years ago in Utah, before any of the youngsters were born.

For the complete article see the 07-19-2014 issue.

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