Part III: Picnics and GatheringsMary Beth Schwatz had planned a party to celebrate the birthday of George Marler, a great naturalist and geologist in Yellowstone's past. We drove in to the Lower Ham Store. Of course, the sky looked like rain and many folk were out at Grand. We decided to have lunch instead and soon friends started to appear. The waiter started with four people, it grew to eight and then as we were talking about missing the Hoppe's and the Goldbergs, who should appear but Roz. The poor waiter just kept adding the slips to the cook!
Our gazer friend, Bob Berger died this past winter. Death does bring changes. We decided to make a celebration of his life at Yellowstone with a Berger-style picnic. We had announced it to various friends and planned it for the Sunday, the 29th. While we were certainly missing several people, it was so nice to have a good day to sit and talk and share the past and the present with each other.
The picnic ended with a great eruption of Beehive!
And what do old Geyser Gazer Friends do at the end of a picnic? Why go look at geysers of course!