The fare: vegetable-beef stew, pumpkin birthday cake for Desiderius Erasmus, gingerbread men (and women)...
The kids played endless dress-up. Five kids under 5. What a party! They had about as much fun handing out candy (imagine a group of four preschoolers hoarding inside the doorway, trying to put candy into about as many trick-or-treaters multiple bags- because they show up in groups of no less than 5 or 6).
Mrs. Ney's game-face. She was sure her son was going to triumph over my son in "Pin the 95 Theses on the Church Door." Too bad for her, my son won by 3/16". Go Mcc.The daddies read and tamed the children during the reading of Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed the World! They lasted until about Luther's stowage at Wartburg. Pretty impressive. We'll see how far we make it next year.
The night ended with a group candle-walking around the yard in the dark, while singing Ein Feste Burg (in English), led by those well-versed Presbyterians we call friends. After our friends departed, Mcclellan announced, "I liked that song!" Happy Reformation Day to you!