We went to a Christening. Fifty-six people gathered, spanning 4 generations, from 4 New England states. Everyone was dressed in their finest. The sacrament was bestowed. Copious pictures taken. A mountain of presents and cards exchanged. Afterwards the food was catered and delicious. Desserts too, and as the good byes were said, the comment was made, "I don't know why we had to do it, but it was great way to get everyone together for a party."