Greenbelt in 2012

A photo blog about Greenbelt, Maryland in its 75th anniversary year

Frank’s Memorial Day BBQ

with 3 comments

May 28

For many years Frank has hosted a backyard barbecue at his GHI house on Independence Day that has become a tradition of sort. This year he has a schedule conflict so he moved it to Memorial Day. He invited me to the party as a photojournalist, and as I am interested in capturing both public and private events that tell the way Greenbelters live in this 75th anniversary year, I eagerly accepted his invitation. These are the photos.

Red, white, and blue are the colors for today’s party. On the door the sign says; “Welcome! Please join us in the back yard. Enter here and walk through the house.”

Frank welcomes his neighbor Mary Denise to the barbecue in his backyard gazebo.

Frank hugs Katrina. On the left is Jim.

David, Mary, and Hilary sit in Frank’s shady yard.

Julia, Barbara, and Sylvia share a laugh.

Robert and Mark

Frank’s yard looks west into the woods.

Robert, Oscar, Devon, and Lee

Murray and Ryan

Katrina serves herself barbecued chicken from the grill.

Jeannine helps out in the kitchen.

Frank sees Sylvia and Robert out.

Matt, Mercy, and Laura. Cold dishes are served inside.

Matt grills hamburger patties.

The late afternoon sun shines through the trees. From left are Devon, Helen, Oscar, Mark, Lee, Chuck, Sue, Diana, David, and Mary.

Veronica chats with Frank.

Mark talks to Lee.

In the center is Danise.

The sun shines through the gazebo.

Frank’s neighbor Mary Denise in the adjacent yard

A few have gathered in the living room as well: Laura, Stacy, Cynde, Lee, Keith and Katrina.

The condiment table

Chicken drumsticks, hamburgers, and hot dogs are kept warm on the grill.

The drinks table

Recycle plastic cups and cans, recycle vegetable and bread matter (compost) no meat, trash (plates, napkins), and recycle silverware.

Isabelle, Bill, Carol, and Frank

Bill shakes the hand of Murray.

A flag in a cluster of hostas

A flag napkin

The cold dishes are inside.

Muffins, cookies, chips, and watermelon


Written by eric

June 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

Posted in Annual, Greenbelters

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3 Responses

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  1. Dear Frank, You had a great barbecue, and you’re a very gracious host! I enjoyed meeting so many people, and of course – the food was delicious. You can be pleased at the great turn-out!! Roni

    Veronica Schweyen

    June 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

  2. Thanks Frank and fellow Greenbelters for a refreshing, relaxing time to meet and greet each other with pleasure, and great conversations. Murray


    June 2, 2012 at 9:09 am

  3. Why was I not Invited ?

    June 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm

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