Sunday, May 19:

   Took the small people up to Benders’ to fish this afternoon — the spring pipe is clogged and the water overflows the settling tank and trickles away to soak into the ground under the apple tree before it reaches the bottom of the hill, so the surface of the pond is extremely low.  S-6 brought a very small bluegill home in my iced coffee cup and let it go in S-3’s pond; now he is down the hill with D-1and D-2 cooking hot dogs and s’mores over a little fire.  Dinner at the house is hamburgers, salad and corn in an atmosphere not the slightest bit more refined for the removal of the youngest members of the family.  Soon there will be baseball and rootbeer floats.