last year, we nearly froze to death…
…and this year, it was practically hot enough to fry an egg on
the sidewalk a tractor!
i’ll take this heat, thank you very much!
what a perfect evening:
in looking back, i noticed that i followed the same format in my recap posts for each of the last two years. let’s stick with tradition – after all, that is what quilt auction preview eve is all about!
tradition #1: dad’s parking spot
what the what?? in other years, dad has chosen to manoeuvre his lexus into the most obscure and puny of parking *spots* imaginable. this year, we drove in, right away at least three empty spaces beckoned us over, and we had tons of room to fling open our doors!
as we walked along, we were all laughing pretty hard as we played “eye spy” for spots that dad could have chosen:
tradition #2: meat ‘n’ pie
dad made a beeline straight towards the burgers:
much too long of a wait for erv-man! second choice? french fries!
very, very tasty! good choice, dad. but fries are not made from meat…
dad later found a shorter burger line, so don’t worry that the poor man missed out on getting his protein. then, just before we went home…
after the french fry munching, mom and i took off in search of…
tradition #3: mom buys apple butter and jams
the prices are SO reasonable: mom got a huge jar of (straight from wellesley) apple butter for only $5!
jam, jam, where is the jam lady?
mom does make jam herself, but it’s fun to pick up some types that are rather unusual:
tradition #4: the viewing of the quilts
next, mom and i ventured over to the quilt display. we had 206 works of art to view!
this year, instead of trying to capture an entire blanket, i have only smidgeons of quilts to share with you:
tradition #5: catching up
i swear we don’t walk ten feet without meeting someone we know, or seeing someone we recognize. this year, we connected with the usual mix of family (mom’s cousin bob, specifically, and joan and sandy), church friends, old neighbours, ex-classmates…and new this year, my friend vy from the store!
fun, fun, and more fun.
i know this is jumping the gun, but i am excited for next year’s outing, already!
what is one social outing that you attend every single year, if at all possible? the next written-in-stone event on the calendar is the september knitter’s fair!
update: my fb friend successfully completed his first 100 miler in 22:xx which is a fantastic time for a race of that distance (sub-24 is kind of the “gold standard” for non-elites). congrats to everyone who raced this weekend!