the Mainers meet Tom Paine at the end of Prince Street
elaborate 19th-century wrought iron
wrought iron wheat in front of the Hopkins House
Off to PA! The entrance to Rob's mother's family's ancestral farm in Covington, PA
Covington's about 45 minutes south of Elmira, NY,
or as Rob put it in the invitation, "equally far from everywhere!"
The farm was absolutely beautiful. Here's a view from the (1860) house,
overlooking the pond and what's called the coop, cuz it used to be one (now the party building).
Here's (most of) the group. Except for a few spouses (and Craig's kids, lol),
we all graduated Syracuse in 1979 or 1980. Which makes us, like, almost fifty.
Robin and me shucking corn for thirty. We were representing Jersey.
Rob basting the chicken with his family's "secret" recipe
(conveniently posted on the walk-in cooler door)
Ken and Rob have the chicken under control
Carol and Tina made delicious blueberry and peach pies.
Carol had picked the blueberries up in Maine and graphic artist Tina made the top crusts beautiful!
cakes for the occasion
Kate and her husband Brian came the farthest, from Seattle
Missy and Sue in the paddle boat. Missy and Bill came from Massachusetts.
Steve, Carol in the coop
Missy tries out Steve's guitar
Sue, Ken, Tim, Tom
The grown-up boys of Brewster 2...a group of guys who happened to live
on one floor of a dorm their freshman year and have stayed friends ever since.
Deb (48) and Ken (49), 2007
Deb (18) and Ken (19), 1977 (at an SU football game)
artistic shot of Steve playing, taken through a window screen
woodpile for making campfires at night
Ken showing pix of Maria and Jack to Deb, Tom and Steve
Tom came from Staten Island, Craig from Iowa and Ken from Maine
Rob and Sue came from their home in Portland, Maine
via Sue's family's camp outside Lake Placid, NY
Tom came from Vermont, Che came from Argentina
Steve demonstrates how we'll all look at the next reunion....
pond at dusk
It was great to see everyone...