[illustration: a Cohen child on a northern beach]
by J J Cohen
The Cohens are packing up today for their annual expedition to Maine, where we'll dwell by the coast and, in a week, celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents at a restaurant in Ogunquit.
Why Maine? Well, it is beautiful. And my father's family is from upstate (Bangor and Houlton), by way of Lithuania -- you can read about their community in this book.
I'll be off blog and offline for more than a week. Hooray.