Tonight is our annual fall party. We invite all our church members, neighbors, friends and family to come join us for dinner and then for the most hardy, outside for a bon fire. It's going to be clear (as it always has been), not too crisp (about 59 at bon fire time) and wonderful.
We sing, we talk, we laugh and mostly just enjoy the various connections we have. We pray for new people to come and join us (everyone is invited to bring a friend) and we hope with anticipation to meet new folks.
I know my friends in California won't quite get the bon fire (they are pretty much banned in California for obvious fire concerns), but sitting around a nice warm fire, roasting marshmallows and making smores is something that takes us all back a few years.
Colors are not quite in full spew, but they are pretty stunning nonetheless. There's also a wonderful rumor that our little granddaughter, Miss Addisen, may be making an appearance. That is always reason for celebration.
It's a time to forget about Presidential campaigns, conflict, stock markets, housing prices and all the other useless distractions of life.
So if you are a friend, know our address, please feel free to stop by and join us tonight, starting at 6 p.m.
Tomorrow, I will post some photos for all to enjoy.