What a celebration to behold. Everything went off with propriety and … well, anything else that came up, perhaps Uncle Larry covered it. What a joyous reunion indeed and it seemed to go on and on effortlessly as though the little people in green work clothes with Scott logos prepared it all whilst we slept. We may plume ourselves a little with success and some of us may even whisper a tender boast that we have at last tasted immortality and performed our duty to honor our ancestors in the handing down of our traditions. Ah yes, tradition! Alas, it cannot be inherited; it must be “handed down.” Scott Tradition is so unlike church tradition and the reassuring science of archaeology. In the Scott Family Reunion 2001, we have handed down much more than our reunion tradition. The “Handing Down” is of our selves and goes deeper than our existential encounters.