Why do we call it a "bee"? Well, I Googled it just to be sure: a Bee is a term used for working together, communal work.
That's what was happening at my brother Hank's home in Chehalis. We all pitched in to work and play and talk and eat.
There was apple cutting, and some interesting apple carving, from this set of cut ups.
There was apple squeezing from this crew with the muscles manning the cider press.
And there was plenty of carrying on here too.
Of course someone had to fetch the apples from the truck.
Then there is the bottling crew.
This is just part of the finished product.
We took turns switching off of various jobs, as well as just sitting and visiting.
The grandpas did some catching up.
Of course there was eating.
Because our brother Hank has complained that he gets left out of photos when his three sisters get together, we made sure that didn't happen.
The Norquist siblings: Linda, Ilene, Henry, Laurie
Thank you, Brother Hank, and Cindy and Jordan, for hosting! It was another great family event.