I was home recently in New York for my mother's 80th birthday. I had a great time. I always have a great time when I visit home. My family and friends there are crazy.
I usually am home for the 4th of July, we have been celebrating my brother's birthday on that day for years although it is not exactly on that day but convenient. We have a big family backyard party. My parents deck out the garage...
My parents are getting older and I suggested to my brother that we NOT do the party this year and just go to Coney Island on that day instead of the day after like we usually do.
I said, "We'll take the kids to see the Freak Show."
My brother answered, "Why? We'll have all of the freaks we need, right at home, in the garage."
I guffawed. He was right and he and I are two of the biggest. Here's to family!