From the May 2017 magazine.

Quite an impression

Many of us have a shameful family event we never want to remember—or forget. This one roared

It was referred to as the infamous “leopard-print outfit” party. A perfect summer day out on eastern Long Island, where my family gathered for a reunion. We were three sets of cousins—“kissin’ cousins” as we liked to refer to ourselves—and we all grew up together, our parents being WWII veterans who had kids all at the same time.

We spent summer vacations together, swimming, hiking, boating and exploring the woods on my cousin’s property on eastern Long Island. We always had so much fun as kids, but as young adults, at least for those of us who drank, the fun turned into a problem.

-- Moira B.

Pearl River, New York, USA

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