I was in NC recently at my family’s beach house. It’s a typical old beach house, no frills here. The walls are all either ply-wood and battens, or straight up tongue-and-groove planks. There is no air conditioning, and everything is wet with ocean spray. This year we had four generations of family, 25 people in all, staying. This is a sketch of my room. Some of my cousins got together and gave all of the bed rooms names a few years ago. This one is called “Patriot’s Point” on account of its red, white and blue scheme.