This is my dad's backyard. That's his hangar and his airplane (and my Kevin).
The party is for my Mom. My mom's favorite season was summer, her favorite activity, hosting friends and family on her screened-in porch attached to the hangar.
My mother instinctively knew how to 'do' hospitality. She always found a chair for any visitor, offered a cold beverage, had snacks at the ready. She and my dad worked hard to make their yard lovely and welcoming.
When Mom died this past February, we had a small gathering, but we promised a real mom-party come summer. Today was the day.
We hosted more than fifty people for lunch.
|Kevin: denied a spot in the buffet line|
I think everyone had a grand time. When guests said, "Your mom would love this," we were pleased.
Still, it would have been better with Mom in charge. No question about that.