In 1967 my family spent the summer in Kalamazoo. Here is a photo taken that summer, picnicking at a park with family friends, the Fricks. I also see someone very familiar standing in the center, wearing shorts. His name was Bill Leach and the 4 kids in my family adored him. He was an actor who worked with my dad over the years, but he was also a very entertaining magician, guitar player, singer and piggyback ride giver. When I see this photo I am reminded of how often our family gathered with others at outdoor tables like this. I imagine at some point the marshmallows were pulled out... and I'm sure Bill's guitar came out as well!
Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!