Gathering all the sheets , towels, and all that food for a half family reunion down at the coast this next week. Half meaning only 4 families out of 8 ( yes, I'm one of 8) will be there. I have the biggest family and one girlfriend is coming. My youngest brother has the next biggest with 4 ~~ he brings his boat and makes the week fun for everyone on the Intracoastal Waterway. Tradition started when my 4th oldest brother came down from Conn. in the heat of the summer and gathered us all to the beach! This year there are NO canopies on the beach. Much chagrin in my family about that. How will we gather under umbrellas now?