Summer Family Reunion
We meet every July on a lake in northern Minnesota to pass the sunscreen and rediscover how we are a family. We played volleyball (10 vs 10), barefoot soccer and Ping Pong, swam, canoed, log-rolled, paddle boarded, water-skied, water-tubed, jigsaw puzzled, ate scrumptiously, read books, wrote in the log, sang around the piano, and played ukulele, guitar, and chess. The kids organized the annual harrumph, which in our family is not an expression of disapproval, but rather a show featuring magic tricks and musical performances. Families took turns cooking, and at night, after s’mores, we walked to our cabins under the stars, by thin flashlight beams.
Maybe your family does this, too, sliding down the generations. I hope that’s the case. If so, you understand how grateful I feel. We’re the lucky ones, after all.