Thursday, September 18, 2014

Party Time

It was cold Sunday, but that did not dampen party spirits.  It was a good time spent with family and old friends from school days.  And a blazing bonfire!

I wish I had thought to snap my brother's house.  It was built in the 1700's and is on the historical register.  This is a long view of their property.  The have opened a camp ground for bike tours, a large number of which travel nearby Route 100 that extends down the middle of the state.

Check out a nearby attraction here.

Some of the guests play in a ukulele group that my sister-in-law belongs to. (She is an interesting personality!) These guys added some music to the day before the uke-players got started--just as I was leaving, go figure.  My brother has lots of funny stories about the donkeys.

So it was a bit of nostalgia.  Lots of laughing and joking around like we were all still in our twenties.  With the big exception that no one was drinking.  No one was smoking.  Some of us survived on grace alone.

13 comments:

  1. Sounds as if you had a great time! I love historic homes!

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  2. I love the ukulele ... it's an underrated instrument!

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  3. I use to play the ukulele when I was a kid. Such a fun instrument. Hum---maybe?
    Interesting how no one smokes and few drink after a certain age. Kind of like it.
    Sounds like a really pleasant day.

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  4. They certainly have a beautiful place, so much greener than here. Glad you had fun!

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  5. Like Arkansas Patti, you have got me thinking about a Ukelele again. I also played one in my younger days and it was lots of fun. It is interesting that a get-together these days does not include smoking and most do not include alcohol.

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  6. Grace covers a lot. Doesn't it? -- Glad you had a good time.

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  7. How sweet! I love parties, too, especially like the one you attended.

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  8. Sounds like a great day. Alas! You missed the ukulele concert. Lucky you!

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  9. Certainly sounds like a wonderful day!

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  10. I love that it was a very special time for you:-)

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  11. It sounds like a lovely time. Your comment on surviving on grace alone reminded me of a one of my all-time favorite quotes: "Sometimes grace works like water wings when you feel as if you are sinking." (Anne Lamott)

    PS: My middle daughter learned to play ukulele when getting her teaching degree. Her mentor said it'll come in handy for singing in the classroom. It did ... and it made ME want to learn to play one. :-D

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