Today is perfect weather with the river sparkling, warm with a breeze. About 15 of us met for a sumptuous potluck lunch with almond cake with a raspberry sauce, buckwheat side dishes, carrot dips and about 7 other wonderful dishes.
We told stories about mountain climbing and foreign travel. Betty Burchell had climbed in the Selkirks of British Columbia and Mount St. Elias in Alaska, and John Krasny had climbed the Alps, the White Mountains and the mountains in Colorado. Rene Dunham and Rosalie Fedoruk had trekked in Nepal.
|Feasting is always a part of the annual get-together.|
Gerry Barton remembered building Sycamore's tool shed in the late 80's. He said that we had monthly work fests to accomplish this task and he felt that he was living on the Island. It was a special day.
-- Rosalie Fedoruk
|And, oh, the stories ...|
John Krasny talked about the textile research work he had done. Picture him in a Wolverine hood, half-way up cold and windy Mt. Washington. His task was to compare other hoods to Wolverine, which had excellent properties. The military preferred not to chase Wolverines for their fur.
|Jessie Bakeman in the latest "Island wear."|
-- Renee Dunham