We spent the week surrounding Independence Day at my parents’ house, this year. It was our fifth wedding anniversary by the way… can you believe it? Good grief time flies. Anyway: on the fourth we went to a cookout with my parents’ friends at the North Branch B&B, which is where most of these pictures were taken. There was a lot of food and a lot of people to talk to, and Mimi… goodness. She took everybody to the front hall to look at that elk head, and also showed everybody her sparkly sneakers. By the end of the evening people were greeting each other by holding up one foot and asking “Do you like my shoes?”
Then we went back to my parents’ house and gave sparklers to Mimi. Sparks, who got into a lot of dicey situations as a child, was beside himself with nerves. You can see his face. Ha!
By the way, he says the beard is pure extruded testosterone. I have to agree.