Story: Mike Woodings
Photos: Mike Woodings
Another summer has reached its final days and once again our club has received an invitation to join together in a celebration of sorts at the McCloskey place for another Labor Day weekend BBQ, Brats & Volleyball get together.
It is amazing how fast time passes as it seems almost like yesterday when we gathered for our last BBQ there, but it’s been TWO years. In 2017, we made a quick change to the Shaver estate due to “Clutch’s” motorcycle mishap in the back country. Thankfully, both he and the Harley are fine today.
Clutch was back, and so were we when we gathered on September 2nd for the latest and greatest Labor Day event. Our gracious host and hostess (Dorothy) made us all feel welcome and at home as we descended on them.
Clutch was truly in his element at the grill doing his thing with the brats and hot links as we visited with each other in the shade with our favorite beverages and snacks.
In past days, we marveled at Mike’s many Corvettes in his equally many garages.
This year though, the Corvette count is much fewer, but we had a chance to check out his latest project, his 1954 Corvette in the very early stages of restoration.
The potluck tables were once again crowded with way more than we could consume and nobody went without. Our people do know how to cook.
The get together as always was more than eating and hanging out.
There was volleyball to be played. While the skill level was so-so, the teams were evenly matched and the enthusiasm was high. The spectators enjoyed the games as much as the players.
Horseshoes were available too and a few of us tried out skills in the court as well. You may think horseshoes is a game for old people, but all of that walking back and forth is work and there was some talk of fatigue and soreness afterward.
So, there you have it. The end of summer BBQ, Brats and Volleyball event has come and gone once again. It is an event we all look forward to. Right up there with Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s on our calendar.
We all appreciate the generosity of Mike and Dorothy McCloskey hosting the event.
Many thanks once again to them and maybe we will be back to see the progress on the 1954 restoration.