After our feasting, we normally break up into activity groups. This
year nobody went walking and nobody set up a card game. But some hearty
souls played a little croquet while the less hearty toured the garden
on the park grounds.
Daliahs in Bloom!
Normally, we would have a couple tables of cards. But since that didn't
happen this year, I'm showing you a picture of a past game
Wow! We havenít had anybody bring a croquet set to a picnic in several
years, until last year. It was great to see it return. Normally, people
played croquet right after lunch, so they set up the wickets and
trotted out the mallets and balls before appetizer time. Maybe they
wanted to work up an appetite for
the main event.
By 2:00, most folks
began to vanish, leaving the site to just a few, mainly those of us in
charge of stripping off the paper table cloths,
packing up serving spoons
and the leftover soft drinks, taking down the tables and lugging them
back into the center, and cleaning up the site to return it to
the condition in which we found it.
Yes, the picnic was finally over by 2:30. If you missed the picnic this
year, please join us next year, but only if youíre a member of Mature
Friends! But donít worry! If youíre not a member, you can sign up right
now. Just jump to the Membership
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