What a week-end. Many surprises. PFS's big birthday was Friday (70). His SIL Jo, his nieces, Beth, and Linda with her new husband Mike came down from NJ. Dave, an old EPA comrade was staying here and had arrived Tuesday from Arizona. We had a family dinner with cake and blueberry pie. (I was a little busy, so there aren't too many pictures.)
Saturday I had a party for 80 planned for the birthday boy.
Jerry took me shopping at Fresh World, an international food store in the Springfield area on Wednesday for pork butt and chicken, and fix-in's. That trip was an education in and of itself. Live eels and flounder, whole lambs, jackfruit and other fruits and vegetables that were exotic to me. Fifty kinds of rice and beans. A Wine and Sake section. More Asian/Central American/halal food. And dirt cheap. Jerry set up in the drive Friday afternoon. Here's the rig with PFS and my partner Michael.
blue and white table clothes I got for $10.
Crack of dawn Sunday: Dave left for Arizona; our son and wife left for Bermuda (6/29 was their anniversary); and we were left with our third grandson. I was even able to make blueberry pancakes (I love a gas stove) for the seven folks still here. PFS drove to BWI with David after lunch, happy in the car with AC blasting. We got electricity Monday at 6 AM. My sister's won't be on til Friday. Today I cleared the fridge and freezer and let the laundry begin! Three days of sweaty clothes, towels and sheets. I have to say it was one of the most successful parties I've given despite the obstacles.