Ever since I was little, my family would get together with our uncles, aunts, and cousins every 2 years. We’d play games, mix and mingle, and we’d always have a talent show.
Most people would call this a family reunion. But to us, it was called “FUMI“.
Where FUMI Began
On January 2, 1974, a family gathered together in a small home located in Forest Grove, OR to sign what would become their Family Constitution. Nine people were present, including my parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents. And there they signed a document that would shape their family for generations to come.
This inspired occasion was organized by my Grandmother, Gloria Richardson, a stalwart mother that raised 6 incredible children and someone who put her family first no matter what. So much so, she decided to create an organization called “FUMI” (pronounced “foo-me”), which stands for “Family Unit Most Important.”
To give you the full context of what FUMI is all about, here are the 10 articles from their Family Constitution: [Read more…]