I know, "other people's parties" and all that, but the annual Jartacular is simply a way for everyone to have shared experiences so that we don't fall into the trap of believing 1986 was any better than it was. A few images:
some of us at Bash Bish Falls in Copake
Annie, Jack and Lindsay
Also, Lucy got to meet some of the people that will shape her life, even if she had no idea that was what she was doing:
mom, Aunt Michelle and Grandma Linda - this photo and below by the wonderful Susan Stava
en route to the next adventure
Random highlights? Salem shipped 20 gorgeous pieces of lamb from Georgia, sumptiously grilled by off-Broadway's Alex Draper; we performed "Mr. Blue Sky" by ELO in its entirety at the talent show; some songs from Fleet Week were debuted; Jon Gray gave a rousing rendition of his original "Don Cornelius"; and during the quiz show, Scotty was fined 25 points for not taking shit about Dook in stride.
Best quiz show questions were probably "I'm a synonym for boobs and I have a hell of an anthology - what am I?" and "Ann graduated from a prestigious college near Asheville founded partially by Tessa's sister - what school was it?" and of course, Brian Walsh did "Name That Tune" for "West End Girls" by the Pet Shop Boys before the drumbeat even started.
Jon Vaden took a 5-iron left in our barn in 1948, and got on the green in two. Block walked a mile through fog to his B&B. There was 12-year old Macallan scotch and Saranac beer. And even when it rained, it gave us this:
Yeah, so, even though some of us got pretty sick, these things are always worth gold in retrospect.Posted by Ian Williams at June 2, 2005 10:52 PM