Well, the weekend has come and gone and it was even better than I expected. 14 of us gathered for the weekend including Mom & Dad, sister Mary with son & daughter Warren and Nora visiting from KC. We also reconnected with old friends Tim and Pat McClelland from Chicago. The 2 main reasons for the gathering were to meet Aurora for the first time and to attend Scott Phillip’s annual BBQ in Monticello. A great time was had by all and I’m sure everyone would now like a bit of extra sleep…. or its just getting harder to party for 3 days in a row at my age.