It's true in the case of my family clan gathering . We only get to meet up during weddings or important customary family functions. On these occassions we oooohs and aaahhs on how much one has changed, how much the young ones have grown. How well maintain our aunties are and how suave our uncles have mellowed into. Last sunday was no different. Then there are taboo subjects. Never ask if you want a happy and magical evening of great friends food and wine. Profession,, education level and marital status.