There is an older woman with a black mask and a lei on. She is in an outdoor area, maybe a garden. Her name is Ruth, but everyone calls her Ruthie. She is outside because a party is being thrown at a nearby park on a Friday in the springtime. The party is a going away party for her grandson who just got a promotion and will be moving from Illinois (where they are) to Hawaii. She is feeling sad because he will be leaving but she is also happy and excited for him. She is also happy because she enjoys the company of her family and seeing them all together is a nice event that doesn't happen too often. She can hear laughter, music, stories being told, and the outdoor environment. She can smell the barbecued food her son is making on the grill for everyone to enjoy. After the party, she will stay with her son and daughter-in-law for the weekend until her grandson leaves on Monday. She yearns for more moments like this with her family to cherish. She also insists that she gets as many photographs from the event as possible.