My nephew’s got a Summer Bucket List and was anxious to scratch off “Uncles Ham & Bill Sleepover Party” before June had fully slipped by. I’m chronically underemployed and love to party, but my brother works weekends. So it came to pass that some overheated Thursday, the summer before fifth grade, my 30-something brother and I took our 10-year-old nephew to an old house primed for new memories, and stayed up all night (til about 10 o’ clock).

And lo, cheese pizza and Nintendo hit just as hard at 37 as they did in ’97.