19 May 2024

Yesterday's party

I've mention the neighbors' cousinade a couple of time over the past few days. A cousinade is a family reunion for a group of people who are cousins, including their spouses, children, or grandchildren.

Look how many cars there were parked in the neighbors' yard. I can count between 20 and 25, and there may have been some parked over on the other side of the neighbors' house. We watched the cousins arrive and get out of their cars, so we know there were some cars with two people in them and others with four or more.

The hosts and guests were lucky, because even though it wasn't very warm and dark clouds looked threatening, the rain held off. We only had a couple of light showers over the course of the afternoon. The neighbors' house isn't big enough to accommodate a crowd like that. They had put a big barnum (party tent or marquee) up in their yard under which they could sit and not get wet if the rains came.

A sit-down lunch was served outdoors, and I imagine there was enough food for a light outdoor dinner too. The last guests left at about 11 p.m.


  1. I would like to be a cousin in that family!

  2. I bet that was a fun party!

  3. The landscape looks so green and beautiful.

    1. We have had so much rain over the past six or eight months.

  4. Mary in Oregon20 May, 2024 22:28

    So glad the rain wasn't a downer for the party! This is the time for parties! (Hope you can go to more this summer!)


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