Six years ago, a dear friend from high school named Tim passed away unexpectedly. Ever since then, a number of Tim’s friends, myself included, had talked about reuniting in his honor somewhere meaningful. We made it happen last weekend at Tim’s mother’s house in Lake Placid, N.Y. Guys flew in from around the country and spent two full days catching up on life and reminding ourselves how much real friendships mean. This photo depicts the impromptu national anthem we all sang before a lively horseshoe tournament kicked off the weekend. As hard as reunions are to plan and attend, they always seem to be worth the effort.