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Hosting a family event online

Q. Dear Kim. First, thank you for everything your staff do. I love your show, website and newsletters. Here's my question: My grandparents will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary later this month. They have 5 children, 15 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Due to the large size of our family, many will not be able to attend our Thanksgiving/Anniversary celebration. I would like to set up a way that everyone not attending can call in via video chat so we can all wish them Happy Anniversary together. Is Skype the best way to accomplish this? Thank you very much for taking my email and helping me give my grandparents a great gift for their anniversary.
-Jodie from Marshall, IL, listens to my national radio show on WIBA 1310 AM

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A. A 65th wedding anniversary! Wow! That is definitely an event worthy of celebration. It's great you're trying to get everyone together to wish them well.

Alas, with a large family it is hard for everyone to attend, especially if they're scattered around the country or globe. A while back I helped another listener with a similar problem for a class reunion. Fortunately, your situation should be a little easier to handle.

I'll warn you, however, it won't be as simple as you'd like. You're going to be doing a lot of coordination. It is doable, however, if you get planning now.

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