Monday, June 22, 2009


Friends of ours had a summer solstice party Saturday, and the 500Jerk kids and their friends spent most of the evening chasing dogs and crawdads in a creek as the adults lounged in campchairs drinking chilled white wine, talking about moonshine. Our hosts smoked chickens and put on a bountiful summery spread while we enjoyed the long views down their Roane County valley and the cool air a Tennessee creek seems to breathe.

We didn't burn a straw man or sacrifice any virgins, but I think we all felt the bounty and beauty of early summer, and it was an excellent excuse to spend the evening al fresco. In fact, a pouty Miss M had so much fun, she didn't want to leave.

Awww, c'mon girl, parents gotta sleep SOMEtime!

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