SMR Beginning-of-Year BBQ


Last Saturday while many Wolverines were roaring at the Michigan Stadium, a number of SMR members were enjoying themselves in the peaceful backyard of Anne’s house. The weather couldn’t have been better, with the perfect combination of a cool breeze and warm sunshine. We enjoyed Anne’s wonderfully grilled chicken and hot dogs, alongside homemade salads, … Continue reading SMR Beginning-of-Year BBQ

SMR End-of-Year BBQ


Last weekend, SMR members celebrated a productive and successful year with a barbecue at Alyssa’s well-appointed home. The weather held out nicely, and members enjoyed a variety of culinary offerings, yard games, domesticated animals, and conversation. Congratulations, everyone, on a great year, and enjoy the summer!   Photos by Richard Smith and William van Geest.

Oktoberfest at Cultivate


SMR members celebrated that great American tradition of Oktoberfest this past weekend in the lovely setting of Cultivate in Ypsilanti. Bratwursts, potato salad, and various brewed beverages were consumed, and the unseasonably warm weather permitted the playing of various lawn games (certainly native to Oktoberfest). Unfortunately our photographer was too slow to catch Rihanna’s dirndl … Continue reading Oktoberfest at Cultivate