I presented a little fireworks display at the wedding reception. In keeping with our family tradition, the bride, Sacha, lit the fuse that set it all in motion.
That’s the bride and groom ( my son Benjamin) watching the show from the boat-launch dock at Hammond Bay Harbor, the site of the reception.
Sacha’s brother, Julian, took this fabulous photo. Notice the reflection in the water.
Checking out the competition
These two fellows were getting to know each other about 10 yards from my deck Monday morning.
Friendly encounters between males will soon come to an end as the preliminaries to the mating season commence.
Mother-son dance …
to Bruce Springsteen’s “If I Should Fall Behind.”
It will surprise no one who knows Sharon that she chose a Bruce Springsteen song. She was a big fan of the The Boss when people were still asking “Bruce Who?
To hear the song, click on the photo.
We smokers have rights, too, you know. Although they’ve never been codified, a few should be.
For example, the right to take over the refrigerator for 18 hours while we soak our fish, or game, in our magic brine.
Michigan is paradise for smokers - especially those who hunt and fish. Venison, wild turkey, fish, various waterfowl - they all achieve their potential in the smoker.
To read my Michigander column, click on the bowl of salmon fillets ready for the smoker.
The saga of the blue mojitos
When you need a blue mojito, you can whip it up yourself, or go to a full-service bar.
But when you need 10 gallons of blue mojitos, who you gonna call? The Stocks - Ken and Karen, of DeWitt and Black Lake.
The “signature drink” at our recent wedding reception was the the “Blue Huron,” - aka, blue mojito - and the Stocks graciously took it upon themselves to concoct the drink in mass quantities and serve it to the wedding guests.
For the whole story - including the recipe - click on the photo.
P.S.: Notice that Ken’s necktie matches the drink, and although you can’t see them in the photo, so do Karen’s earrings.