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No Father's Day would be complete without our annual, traditional Family Croquet Extravaganza!

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This year, for the first time in Croquet Extravaganza history, we had more players than mallets and balls!  This year, we had the boys. . .

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and the girls . . .

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but we don't play teams in our back yard!  Oh, no!  It's cut-throat, everyone-out-for-themselves style croquet!

This year's match featured . . .

Reigning Champion, Bust-a-Ball Brian

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Out-for-Blood Erin (Hey!  Who put me in the trees?)

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Killer-Keith (Who, as a newcomer to the Extravaganza, was somewhat baffled by our odd take on "rules.")

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The Bionic Woman (who seemed to have extra power in her swing this year; must be the hardware in her ankle)

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Hammer-Head Tom

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Jolly-John

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and, of course, Jenny-the-Obstacle!

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As usual, there was strategy. . .

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laughter. . .

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trash talk . . .

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disbelief. . .

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and fun!

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This year, we even had a little EXTRA excitement.  Yeah.  Umm. . . we had a bit of a fire. . .

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Tom:  Maybe the citronella torches are too close to the house, Kym.
Kym:  I don't think so.  I'm more worried about the patio umbrella.
Keith:  Maybe you should put the umbrella down?
Kym:  No.  I'll just tilt the umbrella away from the torches!  

Oops.  For the record. . . Keith was right.  I totally should have put the umbrella down!

As for this year's Croquet Extravaganza winner?

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(That would be Tom.)

 

 

 

Comments

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margene

It's been years since I've played crochet! Your family knows how to keep a good rivalry going while still in competition! Fabulous!

Vicki

Oooh, I'm glad the fire damage was relatively small. Looks like so much fun; like Margene, it's been years since I've played, too.

Sharon R

Whenever friends and I "rewrite" the rules to a game (pool, for example), we always say that we're going by "Montreal" rules. (A city I lived in for many years with many cultural differences.) People are usually bewildered by the whole thing!
Opponent: You cheated!
Me: No, we're playing with Montreal rules.
Opponent: Whaaaat?
Me: Don't worry about it, you'll learn!

Mary

I'm rooting for jenny-the-obstacle (and very glad the fire was limited to just a hole in that umbrella - yikes!!)

Cookie!

Jenny let him win, didn't she? ;^)

kmkat

How appropriate that a father won the match!

Carole

Well, it was father's day so it's kind of good that Tom won. That thing with the citronella torches sounds like something I would do.

Rachel

Hey, where is your player photo?!? :)

Erin

Erin: Oh shit! The thing...it's on fire.

Fun times. It was nice to play again after two years. :)

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