2020 Life Logs, Day 246: A Very Special Group of Friends
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
Weather: Overcast Misty Rain, Clearing Late PM; High 75, Low 69 Degrees F
Location: At Home in The Cottage, Falmouth, MA


This afternoon at 4 pm, my Newcomers Dining-in Group came here for our September get-together. Karen and Peter Baranowski joined with me in hosting this evening’s affair on the deck of my landlord next door, Shirley Wiedemann, who is also Karen’s aunt. Shirley is currently staying at her sister Doris’ home in Scituate, but she said we could use her deck for our gathering. Shirley’s deck is elevated and overlooks the Eel River. The view is beautiful and I was hoping that by being elevated above ground level we would have fewer insects. But that theory didn’t bear out. No-see-ums evidently don’t care about elevation. At least we didn’t have mosquitoes. So that was a good thing. The misty rain that we had all day was supposed to stop by 2 pm, but it did persist through the first hour of our gathering. Then it cleared. So that was another good thing. I love getting together with this group. The conversations are always lively and over the past three years, we have all become very good friends. Due to Covid, we have met outside this summer, all of us bringing our own food and keeping appropriate social distancing. In anticipation of cooler weather, we will meet in the Baranowski’s two-car garage in October with the doors open. If weather allows, we can pull out chairs out into the driveway. We are going to have to get very creative to think how we might be able to continue to meet in person during the winter. If our creativity fails us, we’ll go back to Zoom meetings. But by whatever means, we will continue our monthly gatherings.

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