I was honored by the request to take photos at Martin's Party.
My Thanks! - to all those smiling faces for making this a fun task! -Mike
Betsy and I got there at the crack of 4 so we could get pre-party shots. Betsy is looking at a photo collage Kathy made.
Martin stares longingly at the yet unopened bottle of Ripple.
Why won't these women look at me!!!??
Handy Dan works on the neck wrapper.
Martin sets about catching dinner.
Tom, always an early bird, gets down to business.
As always, Kathy had enough food for an army. Thanks Kathy!
The latest in grill-side fashion.
Lis and Joey were down from Pittsburgh to help with the Celebrating.
Old and older. CHEERS!
Here Kathy explains the fine art of fire conjuring. Lis looks a bit dubious...
Jean was so glad to see George she wet her pants!!
What a good sport!
Mr. Cool tries his hand at the grill.
This photo of Everett was taken by his brother Owen. Don't blame me!!!
"Happy together...". Mother and son - Rita and Owen
Owen was making the rounds that night and Julie seemed not to mind.
The Kids were well represented.
Ahhh... Sweet! Betsy and Jerry share a moment.
FODCer Erika was there to help Martin Celebrate.
Erika and Pam oblige the camera. Thanks, ladies!
Everett and Marie: Lots of smiles!!
Paige, Christian and Sophie were thre to enjoy the festivities.
A groovy guy deserves a groovy cake!
Lots of admirers of Kathy's handy work.
Time to light the candles.
There was lots of help.
Here, Sophie prepares to add a decoration to Martin's cake.
Looks just like her.
No sooner were all the candles lit than - poof! A gust blew them out. Nancy had the bright idea of a drapery for wind protection. It worked!
Time for the Big Blow!
Good job Martin!!!
Time to de-candle, cut and eat. YUMMY!
This young artist displays her work before digging in.
Here, Adam reflects the mood of all of us that evening.
Super nerd Adam texts his wife Erica about the Party.
Father and Son, Fern and Owen.
Paul and Betsy raid the snacks.
Mother and daughter Elaina and Joan (L-R) came all the way from the Philly area to help Martin Celebrate.
Tom, getting toasted.
Mother and son - Erika and Daniel.
Most of the crowd went to listen to the music up the road while some of us hung around and visited.
Thanks to everyone for a Groovy time!