I’ve learned over the years that the simple things last. Today we had a family gathering, with lots of familiar faces. We laughed, joked, smiled, had some deep conversations, and shared stories. We ate banana pudding with vanilla wafers, rhubarb pie, bake beans, taco salad, BBQ pork steaks, hamburgers, and hot dogs. When it was all over and the last dish was washed, we put our feet up –filled with warmth. My granddaughter Naomi and her Mommy and Daddy were the guest of honors. It would be great if I could have every weekend like this one, but my waistline would be twice what it is now.