We traveled to Concord, Mass. on Sunday to spend Indepence Day with Jed's family. Although patriotism was the broad theme the real party was for great grandmother Peg's birthday and the Millers' 70th anniversary. We had a leisurely cruise up and down the river on a pontoon boat while its skipper and a crew member took turns offering us various chicken, pasta and fruit dishes. How wonderful is that? The only bad part was the life jacket (also known as a Mae West we are told) that Annabel was compelled to wear much to her displeasure. Annabel even celebrated a few firsts of her own -- she started saying her name ... sounds like "Ahbell."