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Labor Day 1968


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9/2/1968
11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY
Claire Grocott
The Bellaire neighborhood had a tradition of holding a "Labor Day picnic" each year at one house with all of the neighbors invited. I recall having such parties at at least 2 other houses. The 1968 picnic was held at our house, and may have been the last such event. I don't recall if there was one in 1969, and by September of 1970, we had moved away.
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9/2/1968 11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY
Getting all the neighborhood kids to shuck corn.
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9/2/1968 11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY Rob Grocott (hidden), jls, John Cuterillo, Jay, Jim Brown
A number of games were arranged. This one involved tying a small balloon to your foot and then trying to break everyone else's balloon while preserving your own.
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The standard "three-legged race"!
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9/2/1968 11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY jls, John Cuterillo, ?, ?, ?, ?, Mary, Carol Grocott, Jay

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Another contest: who can pound a nail into the board the quickest? This was the boy's event.
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I believe Rob Grocott (black glasses) was the winner.
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The girls are on the starting line.
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The men's event. Note the beer next to the log for each contestant. They had to drive the nail all the way in, then drink the entire glass of beer.
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The women getting ready for their event.
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9/2/1968 11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY ?, Carol Grocott (standing), Leona, Rob Grocott, John Cuterillo Sr., ?, Bob Grocott, Jim Brown, Mary, ?, Jay
I think this was the final round: winners from the kid's, men's and women's events competed for overall champion.
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9/2/1968 11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY
Notice the keg on the right. No Labor Day picnic was complete without it!
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9/2/1968 11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY jls, Dory, Mary, ?

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9/2/1968 11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY Jim Brown, Bob Grocott

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9/2/1968 11 Bellaire Dr, Scotia NY
Although the neighborhood parents were decidedly not cool [this was 1968, after all], to our great surprise they hired a local rock band to play at dusk for the picnic. I think the band was named "The Cow" or something just as weird.
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