The Gryphon and I before dinner, looking our best.
I got that dress in a second-hand maternity shop.
Don't know if I'll get any other chances to wear it!
Dad and his girlfriend, The Adventurer, before dinner.
Dinner and dance music was provided by the Hal Martin Band,
which was much better than the bands of the previous two years. They played
a range of music: from Big Band to jazz to classic rock hits.
This year's centerpiece was understated: a simple bouquet
of white tulips with three balloons (not pictured).
(from left) The Adventurer, The Life of the Party's Wife,
and Dad's med school buddy, The Life of the Party, engage in dinner conversation.
The lead mummer, dressed in a white outfit with sequins and a feathered headdress,
drummed up crowd enthusiasm and posed for me when he saw my camera.
Because of the darkness in the room, it's hard to get great shots,
but I liked this one of a mummer from behind, showing his pink sequined costume,
with two band mates in the background.
Following the mummers was an evening of dancing to classic rock hits and standards.
I couldn't dance as much as usual, but danced every slow dance with The Gryphon.
The Mummers know how to start a party.