It would be summertime in France at my uncle’s house in Bordeaux France. We are celebrating my Tantine Cecile’s birthday, my cousin’s wife’s birthday and my birthday. All my aunts, uncles and cousins are there, along with my mother, sister, broth-in-law, niece, nephew, the big guy and our kids. We are all assembled together to celebrate, eat wonderful food and laugh and laugh. This isn’t a new experience for us but it never gets old. We are just happy to be reunited for the day and celebrate being related to each other. The food is catered and always wonderful, the menu changes every time, but that doesn’t matter because it always tastes good. The sun is always shining, usually a scorcher, but there isn’t any humidity so it’s comfortable. I can’t stop raving about the overall feeling of happiness I have at each of these family reunions. I can’t wait for the next one, which it just so happens will be next year. We will be celebrating my uncle’s 85th birthday, my aunt’s 80th birthday, my cousin’s 55th birthday and my 45th birthday. I miss them so much! I can’t wait until next year, I mean I can because who wants to get older, but I can’t wait to see them and by hook or by crook I am going.