Thumper's words of wisdom remain relevant today

It’s an old-fashioned concept, but in our family circle, we are for each other. Out there, people and circumstances will come with a mighty force, and sometimes, one of us may be beaten down. But in the circle, we undergird and stand together come what may. There’s security in family.

Our family meetings help. This informal gathering exists in families all across time and space and serves the purpose of building unity. We have had countless family meetings as our children grew, but a few stand out as game-changers.