Every year for about four decades now, Mary Ellen graciously brings our family together for a "Week on the Lake." Some stay the whole time, others drop in and out, and a few send their regrets. This year she outdid herself and found the most comfortable accommodations to date. It had a large deck with several levels, stairs (65) down to the beach where there was a dock and another cabin. The house was adorned with elaborate gardens, room for croquette, and enough bedrooms for everyone who came. Thanks Mary Ellen, it's a great tradition.