August 20, 2012 Another block party
Our block of neighbors is extraordinary. We’re called a party street. Yesterday Patty and Carri threw an olympics party for neighborhood kids and their parents. I edged myself in.
Fifty five people attended. Ten relays brought cheers. One ended up in the hospital (John tumbled over the wheelbarrow and its occupant).
Here is a sampling of photos that will give you a glimpse of the goodwill in this part of town.
Each family brought a poster.
Patty explains a relay.
Everyone, tots to seniors, had opportunities to run.
One of the relays required rope jumping.
The wheelbarrow race.
In this race we had to go under a table.
Opponents line up on two sides.
Five times around the bat and then off to the races.
Everybody was included.
Three watched through the slats of the porch swing.
Another wandered off to play with Molly.
The north side always won the tug-o-wars.
Up in the air.
One of many party queens.
Raiding the ice box.
Winners take all.
All on a summer evening on 300 North Bolton.