Cookout & Fireworks

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Enjoying food from the barbecue

My brother, Jerry, came down to Virginia from New Hampshire to visit for a few days. We all got together at my sister Beth's house to enjoy a cookout and some after dinner fireworks. On the menu for the cookout were some beef and chicken kebabs with peppers, tomatoes and onions, corn on the cob, hot dogs and salmon. Jerry served duty as the master barbecue chef and did a fine job cooking up the food, which we all enjoyed together. After dinner we all had some coffee and then my sister's boyfriend, Marc, began the preparations to wow us with some fireworks, which Jerry had picked up on the way down to Virginia. Marc has a lot of experience in shooting off fireworks and practiced his variety of safety. It was a mixed display of fireworks, and I endeavored to captured some photographs as best I could of some of the fireworks Marc put on display.

Enjoying fire & fireworks
Toward the end of the fireworks we started a fire also, and all sat around later enjoying that on what was a rather mild evening for August. A perfect was to spend a Saturday with us all together at Beth's house. It's always especially nice when Jerry, Beth and myself get together as siblings since our parents have sadly passed on (mother in 2007 and father in 2015). We still have each other and our significant others as well. Beth and I talked to Jerry about maybe moving to Virginia one day. Though I always miss New England, a place I called home for half my life, I have enjoyed living in Virginia these many years since 1990. It's a state that has many landscapes - oceans, beaches, lakes, rivers, farmland, forests and mountains. It's also a state rich in history from the early settlers in the new land, colonial times during the Revolutionary War, and a major place of conflicts during the Civil War.
Relaxing around the fire
While Virginia is a moderate sized state it's not so far from some major metropolitan cities like Raleigh/Durham to the South and Washington DC/Baltimore to the north. The climate is also rather splendid, mild most of the year except during the winter months of January/February and summer months of July/August. It was great to see my brother and a happy day we had together along with Marc and Tong too at sister Beth's house. I end with a quote by an anonymous source, but a very nice sentiment:

Love your family. Spend time, be kind & serve one another. Make no room for regrets. Tomorrow is not promised & today is short.

spocklogic says:
Thanks, Paul! Jerry & Beth are my blood siblings, but I also have a step brother and sister.
Posted on: Oct 08, 2017
Paulovic says:
You've got two siblings, Brian? Beth and Jerry? Or are there more?
Posted on: Oct 08, 2017
Paulovic says:
Great quote, Brian!
Posted on: Oct 08, 2017
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Enjoying food from the barbecue
Enjoying food from the barbecue
Enjoying fire & fireworks
Enjoying fire & fireworks
Relaxing around the fire
Relaxing around the fire
Jerry getting ready to barbecue
Jerry getting ready to barbecue
Food on the barbecue
Food on the barbecue
Tong & Jerry - thumbs up!
Tong & Jerry - thumbs up!
Cookin
Cookin'
Food Fixins
Food Fixin's
Food Fixins
Food Fixin's
Ready to eat
Ready to eat
The Fireworks
The Fireworks
Marc - fireworks master
Marc - fireworks master
Marc - fireworks master
Marc - fireworks master
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Fireworks
Marc - fireworks master
Marc - fireworks master
Fireworks
Fireworks
Beth & Jerry - flash
Beth & Jerry - flash
Beth & Jerry - no flash
Beth & Jerry - no flash
Marc, Beth, Jerry, Tong - flash
Marc, Beth, Jerry, Tong - flash
Marc, Beth, Jerry, Tong - no flash
Marc, Beth, Jerry, Tong - no flash
Brian selfie
Brian selfie
Fire - flash
Fire - flash
Fire - no flash
Fire - no flash
Tong & Brian
Tong & Brian
Jerry & Brian
Jerry & Brian
Beth, Jerry, Marc
Beth, Jerry, Marc
Beth & Marc
Beth & Marc
Jerry, Beth, Brian - siblings toge…
Jerry, Beth, Brian - siblings tog…
Jerry, Beth, Brian - siblings toge…
Jerry, Beth, Brian - siblings tog…
Jerry, Beth, Brian - siblings toge…
Jerry, Beth, Brian - siblings tog…
Tong
Tong
Tong
Tong
Marc, Beth, Jerry
Marc, Beth, Jerry
Fire
Fire
Marc, Beth, Jerry, Brian
Marc, Beth, Jerry, Brian
Marc, Beth, Jerry, Tong
Marc, Beth, Jerry, Tong
Fire
Fire
Jerry
Jerry
Jerry & Beth
Jerry & Beth
Tong & Marc
Tong & Marc
Marc, Beth, Jerry
Marc, Beth, Jerry
Brian & Jerry
Brian & Jerry
Fire
Fire
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photo by: spocklogic