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THINGS I WISH MY KIDS WOULD ASK ME

Editor's note: Barry Courter has a 22-year-old son who recently graduated from college and an 18-year-old daughter who is a senior in high school.

Q: Dad, we always seem to have a good time when the family gets together, but it's rarely the same lineup or time and place each holiday. Why?

A: Like with a lot of families, situations change. People get married. They have babies. They have work issues. They have other families to visit with. We are actually pretty lucky that most of us are close enough to make it work somehow, some way.