Frank’s Memorial Day BBQ
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