Skinner Snapshot 2009

Filed under: Family Events — Chamberlain @ 6:55 pm
No. 84

Dateline: Memorial Day Weekend, Moone Athy

Here’s a brief video recap of last weekend’s Skinner Reunion held at Moone Athy. Skinner siblings, spouses and progeny from nearby and both coasts returned to the farm to celebrate the beginning of summer. Each day there were cook-outs, swims in the pond, hikes, horseback rides, and ample time to catch up with the extended family. As you will see, it was thoroughly enjoyable.

A few explanatory comments:

  • Attentive viewers may have noted the two annoying interlopers who invaded the Hokus Pokus ritual at the Quicks. Though they peeked, they were too slow to get to any of the fairy droppings. A good thing.
  • Inevitably our videos fail to include some participants. My apologies to those (lucky) ones.
  • If you have snapshots you’d like to share, email them to me and I’ll be happy to post them here for everyone to see. In fact, do so even if you wouldn’t like to!
  • Finally, the newborn fawns filmed early on Saturday the 23rd were not the only neonates to appear during the reunion. The newest Skinner progeny, Margaret Frances Smith, arrived uneventfully in Chicago on Sunday the 24th, weighing in at 7+ pounds. Pictures, we hope, will be forthcoming. Congratulations to Kate and Pete.



  1. Fairy droppings? Hmmm. Not exactly appetizing. Nor were the interlopers for that matter: Hardy’s in all his rotundity and Laurel?? suspiciously like Uncle Bob.

    Great photos. Liam Cromie is my choice for picture of the month. Is he waiting on chocolate cake?


    ps the arrival of progeny is always *eventful*. trust me.

    Comment by chambers — May 31, 2009 @ 7:09 am

  2. Looks as if it was an enchanting weekend. I look forward to seeing recaps for years to come.


    Comment by Eleanor Withers — June 1, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

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