You always wish that your family gatherings are of lighter notes such as a birthday party, a wedding, graduation or housewarming...never because of the loss of a family member. Nonetheless, I love seeing all of the family and getting caught up with everyone especially the ones you haven't seen since you were kids. The fun part is hearing those stories told about you and how totally geeky you were. Better yet, seeing those old pictures. There's something to be said about me in those original "daisy-dukes". How pathetic!!!