Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday break. We spent Christmas at home with Laurette's parents and her brother's family, then the entire crew decamped for a New Year's celebration at her brother's house near Reading, PA.

Our wild New Year's party: a family game of charades with players ranging in age from 81 to 11. Everyone loved it, including the 5 teenagers.

Earlier in the afternoon we visited a new arts center in Reading called Goggle Works (so called because it's located in a rehabilitated goggle factory). It's part of an effort by Reading to revitalize its downtown (hmmm ... sound familiar?) . Here are some photos of old goggles, the center's gallery space, and some hip young artists making art objects out of glass.

I understand safety goggles ... but a "Saf-T-Bra"? It's moments like this when you really feel the loss of Mr. Sun.

Oh, and did I mention that my in-laws have dogs? Here is their whippet Jasper enjoying a relaxing evening in front of the fire:

Anyway, I am full of resolutions and good will for the new year. Hope you are too.

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