There is no one that did picnics and summer better than Mom. We had barbeques, picnics and get-togethers every weekend from Summer thru Fall, all thru my childhood and for as long afterwards as I can remember.
In the summertime and for family reunion picnics, it was always her Potato Salad and Homemade Baked Beans. She never really used a written recipe, things always just seemed to come together and additional spice or ingredients would be added to taste. Very hard to replicate - but it does come with time and experience if you keep trying.
We LOVE this potato salad and the memories it brings back! Hope that you enjoy it as much as our family does!