Saturday started out snowy and rainy (not great for the yard sale I had) but the day turned into a gorgeous sunny day. Not too warm because of a brisk breeze, but comfortable and bright. Perfect day for a barbecue to celebrate our Grand River issue.
Unfortunately, our barbecue was on Sunday! Which was, of course, wet and cold with a snow/rain/sleet mix, coupled with strong winds. Not so great for a barbecue! (I wore my brightest colours to will the weather away, without any luck.) But we decided to go ahead and have it anyway. Our intrepid barbecuers (Morgon and Jos) set up a tarp, tent-style, and grilled despite strong winds sometimes snuffing out their fires! And the rest of us stayed inside and stayed warm with tea, coffee, hot dogs and hamburgers! (And Ikea lingonberry [redberry] juice.)
Clarice Blake Rudkowski, former Them Days Board member and driving force behind the special issue, read from the issue.
Clarice, you really looked fabulous, and I liked your choice of piece. And of course, what you had to say about it as well!
I think we would have had a huge crowd if the weather had cooperated, but what can you do! We had a full house anyway, large enough for the indoor event. We brought out a ton of chairs from the reading room, plus the couch and loveseat that are already out front, and most people had to stand. It was a nice mix of our regulars, plus new faces.
A few of our other contributors came by as well, but they slipped away before I could get a photo with them. 😦 Next time!
And then we had a special little visitor…
All in all, a good time, and a bright spot in an otherwise very grey day! Thanks for coming out, everyone!