Oslernado 2016

Every summer, my extended family gathers in Long Island for a week of summer fun. It’s a perennial tradition that was incredibly important to my mother, and is now incredibly important to us all.

Life moves quickly, in all directions, and the great joy of this year’s reunion will settle back in our memories until next March rolls around, when the bristling begins as we fight thru the hassle of coordinating and planning the coming summer’s get-together.

Then, mid-summer 2017, the time will arrive when we’re together again to laugh and share in each other’s company — and, most significantly, to punctuate how much we NEED this too-short, too-infrequent time together…and be reminded how lucky we are to have the gift of family.

This photo really belongs more to my daughter than to me. She conceived it, organized it and executed it. All I did was push the shutter button. Thanks, honey!

This photo really belongs more to my daughter than to me. She conceived it, organized it and executed it. All I did was push the shutter button. Thanks, honey!