Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Columbus Weekend Reunion

Isaac, Nathaniel and I ventured from Ithaca, Princeton and Binghamton to the farm for the weekend. It was the first time that the family had been together again since Isaac left for Cornell on August 19th. It was a very happy reunion. This weekend ushered in the beginning of the autumn season with more than 24 straight hours of steady rain. The leaves have started to change color and the rain brought many of the leaves down from the trees. We decided that this weekend provided a unique window of opportunity to take our family Christmas card picture. On Friday night we played a version of "The Newlywed Game" with Natalie and Nick (to wed in November) and Mom and Dad (married for 26 years). Mom and Dad technically won, but Natalie and Nick won endearment points (aka kind answers) to beat Mom and Dad in the final tally. On Sunday night, Clarence Knapp came for supper. Clarence is the farmer who is graciously housing our cows while the farm is in a state of transition.