Once upon a time, when our offspring were little and needed adult supervision, we would gather during the summer months at our local beach club on the Hudson. The kids would swim and paddle around or dig in the sand and the adults would hang out nearby with drinks and snacks along with the obligatory pizzas delivered at some point for dinner.
Things began to change when our kids became teenagers and had other commitments, or didn't want to come, or were away at camp and the weekly gatherings ended. While we often crossed paths around town, we rarely socialized anymore.
Our neighbor Matt reached out earlier this week to assemble some folks for a gathering tonight and the weather cooperated beautifully. It felt like old times to see one another again.