Baz Powell gave me a wonderfully vivid account of the 50th annual Labor Day get-together at her West Marlborough farm. She said the tradition started 51 years ago when some of her Hood College classmates got together (the event was canceled once due to a hurricane).
Over the years, her friends have married and had children and grandchildren, and everyone has such a great time that they just keep coming back. This year there were 37 people, stretching over four generations and ranging from a seven-week-old baby to two 93-year-olds (not to mention six dogs).
Some guests camped overnight in tents or an RV, and Baz said backgammon and "cross-country boccie" were this year's popular games.