Wayne and Teresa Vick took their family sailing for a beautiful day on the York River. Their friends Sue and Dick Pflederer joined them for perhaps their shortest trip of the year, as they are world travelers who have a summer home in Italy. I asked Dick a routine question about where their three grown children live. “Beijing, Sydney and Florence,” he responded. “So we do a lot of Skyping,” Sue added. Their four grandchildren speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian and Spanish. Dick said, “Absence really does make the heart grow fonder.” Next month, two of the three families are returning to Williamsburg for a rare reunion.