Monday, July 06, 2009

Light My Fire

The last of the company just left, heading to St. Louis. Of course, today's weather is already nicer than any over the holiday weekend. No complaints tho'. We had a great time anyway. Rain threatened but was kind to us. We decided to have a bonfire on the beach and watch the fireworks.

In this picture you see the building of the bonfire. It appears to be light outside but it wasn't. It was after dusk. There was a lot more preparation in having a fire than you would think.

This perfect pit had to be dug out. For the weekend we had five adult males. They could dig this pit out in no time and fortify it with the stones you can see were put into place to hold the sand.

Instead, Maria, my daughter, tackled the beach on her own. Mike took these pictures so that on the camera you could
go from one to another and make it look like those books we used to make as kids that showed a cartoon (however primitive they were) in movement.

That's exactly what these pics looked like.
She worked feverishly and did the whole thing by herself. We do pits in the sand for the fires so that if the wind
starts a blowin', the fire will remain where it's supposed to be. Maria did have guidance tho'.
Her beloved husband Peter kept a watchful eye on the construction. It ended up being a perfect evening for some-mores and just plain fun.


Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I will wait for next years post when Peter digs the pit and Maria does the photography!

Anonymous said...

I like the fact that from the word 'go' or marriage, you called Maria your 'daughter' and not an in-law. Sounds so much better and accepting of her and I am sure it makes her feel closer to you too.