When we can, my husband and I try to escape the seemingly endless Florida summer.  This year in July and August we headed to Connecticut and Oregon. Both trips took us to beautiful locations for family gatherings.
With the passing of our parents, both of our families have made a commitment to gather every two years.  Sometimes it’s for a wedding or an anniversary. But more often, it’s simply a reunion of siblings and their children — and their children! These gatherings are a chance to get together without sorrow or grief: we’ve had our share and know there will be plenty more in the coming years. These summer reunions are for nothing more than to laugh, share stories, (maybe drink a bit) and just relax.  
At both gatherings a refreshing, cool evening inspired a blazing bonfire. And then, before you could blink, there were graham crackers, and marshmallows and chocolate.  To hell with weight loss and high-fructose sugar concerns: These were S’Mores. We were kids again. All was right with the world.
Now it’s back to the remainder of the long Florida summer. It will be months before it’s cool enough for a beach bonfire; but for now we have our memories.
Sweet memories of family and S’Mores.

Mary Kate Leming
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