Another Saturday Night in the Driveway

Date October 19, 2009

The weather was too perfect to not have a fire in our driveway last Saturday. It was a small group — only three families — but it was a fun evening. The classic image of the evening was of four girls aged 5 and under all simultaneously roasting marshmallows: That led to some gooey mess […]

Neighborhood Car Jumps Neighborhood Humans

Date September 26, 2009

Last night wound up as another “fire in the Wilsons’ driveway” evening (followed by night golf at Smuirfield, which was followed by a little Texas Hold ‘Em — just another night in central Ohio suburbia). Julie, Carson, and Alana were en route to Virginia to return her mom to her home and to attend Julie’s […]

Driveway Fridays Redux

Date May 11, 2009

I described in a post last week that our cul de sac is getting into the habit of congregating around a fire pit on weekend evenings when the weather is nice. This last Friday was shaping up to be a little dicey weather-wise, but Thursday evening was gorgeous, so Julie shot a note out to […]

“Benton, can you go set up the driveway?”

Date May 1, 2009

I think I’ve mentioned in the past that a local neighborhood recipe has developed that takes the following ingredients: Gorgeous weather (which seems to be in abundance) Friday or Saturday night A portable fire pit Firewood (thanks, Bob) At least 2-3 parents from different houses seeing each other and realizing that no one has big […]