Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

Burrahobbits, July 22, 2003

Tuesday night the 22nd was our annual Burrahobbits picnic at "Martini Point," the beautiful back yard and deck belonging to Burrahobbit Fr. Peter Schuessler. We managed a nice picnic before being driven indoors by the unseasonably cool temperatures. Highlights of the dining included the obligatory Martinis provided by chief mixologist Dave Hoose, and grilled chicken breasts and bratwurst by Peter. Georgie provided a fresh blueberry pie, and I contributed some of my 'famous' devilled eggs. Other members had their signature salads or other goodies, so it was an appropriately hobbitish feast.

The book for discussion was 'A Canticle for Leibowitz,' by Walter Miller. Genreral consensus was that this classic post-apocalypse novel stood up to the passage of time fairly well, and that its more disturbing aspects still had the power to evoke some interesting sidelights on our own times--particularly now.

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