Bubb Park Mothers & Dogs Society Potluck
Bloomsday, June 16, 2008

We had a fun turnout of more than 72 people from 27+ families, and more than 14 dogs. I know I've missed some names of people and dogs - mostly friends of those listed below, so if you let me know, I'll add them to the attendance list.

We are also always happy to add folks to The List who enjoy Bubb Park and would like to be regular attendees.

So what was "Bloomsday": (Irish: Lá Bhloom) a commemoration observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_(novel)), all of which took place on the same day in Dublin in 1904. The day is a secular holiday in Ireland. The name derives from Leopold Bloom, the protagonist of Ulysses, and 16 June was both the date on which the book takes place and the date of Joyce's first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, when they walked to the Dublin village of Ringsend. For those enchanted, follow the Ulysses link - the racy book once sold with the plain, brown paper cover. For the rest of the story on Bloomsday, here's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomsday .

Enjoy the pictures too,

Rick Van Mell

Last Name First Name Spouse Child 1 Child 2 Child 3 Dog
Bishop   Kathy Danny     Lucy
Caltagirone   Beth Kimberly Arthur    
Casali Renee Mark Matthew Lucas   Abby
Christopherson/Gorgen           Benny
French Lorian         Skeeter
Galla Beth Matt Jonah     Una
Hilberg Gabriele   Sophia Sears Mira Sears   Cocoa
Jacob George          
Lynch Penny   Amy Ciaran Corey  
Menhenett/Rhoadarmer Ariana John Alina      
Michaels/Jones Carol David Melisa Michael   Elliot
Miller Elyse Scott Sarah Trevor    
Millet/McDonald Tim Page Tatum Payton   Scooter
Patterson   Jenny Ryan Julia    
Peterson Kris Scott Ben Owen    
Price Caroline Will Jack Luke   Sierra
Price Karen   Lauren Emma    
Sajfr Marcela          
Sang/Free Elaine Doug Sylvan      
Sechrest Sally Lyle       Sadie
Sloan/Stahl Janet Peter Michael Allegra    
Smoot Amanda Rob       Addie
Strotman Doreta          
Theil Niki Jeremy Eric Andy    
Van Mell Rick Sandy       Teak
Woolley/Brewer Richard Janet       Chelsea
Yee Wendy         Sable

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Jenny & Renee
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Kris & Janet
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The food is ...
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just getting started!
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Sandy & Doreta
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Tim & Page
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Bench warmers
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Big girls
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Happy girls
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Happy dogs!
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Happy friends
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What, More?
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Water boys
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Endless line
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Easy chat
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Hi Mark
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Jonah wants out
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Serving cake
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On the go
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Deep discussion
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Old Guard