Monday, July 07, 2008

good ole fashioned 4th

A neighbor threw a neighborhood wide 4th of July barbeque in his backyard. On his 3-drum bbq pit, he smoked four beef briskets, ten chickens, and "a whole lotta sausage." We neighbors brought side dishes.

The setting:

The participants:

The apparatus:

The fun:

The afterglow, gazebo style:

The neighbors who threw the bbq said, "All these years we've had that gazebo, nobody has ever used it."

I'd say we gave it the proper christening!


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Those are the days that kids remember forever.

Alison said...

I love it! The menu - whooee, that's a meal to go for innit?

bluemountainsmary said...

Another slice of American life for me - thank you!!!!

Queers United said...

i wish my neighbors were cool they dont do anything like that

FeministGal said...

oh my goodness, that slide looks amazingly fun! tell me you took a turn on it!!! :)

phd in yogurtry said...

jenn - yes, and if they forget, I'll direct them to my blog ; )

alison - the food was sooo delish. especially the chicken. so moist. plus I just love potlucks. so many different homemade foods to sample.

mary - I thought you might like it.

queers - we live in a small, enclosed neighborhood that has recently had city-encroachment issues. has brought us together for meetings to discuss zoning, etc. Nothing like a common enemy to forge alliances. So this was an extension. A chance to have silly fun together. And yes, its unusual, especially within a large city. I feel very lucky.

femgal - I did not. Because of my lower back, I'm still in the "being careful" phase. I could have just slid down, but I know I'd have wanted to jump high and take risks. But I decided to play it safe, since we'll be traveling soon. Still, I'm BUMMED.

AnnD said...

The 4th is the best time for fun! There is no other holiday really in the summer!!! Thank God we have at least one!

phd in yogurtry said...

ann - memorial day kicks off the summer, 4th tells me summer is in full swing and then labor day says "fun's up .. back to school."