The Petersons, relations, and friends once again descended on Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm for the annual conifer-hunting
bacchanal soiree. Highlighting the refreshment menu was, of course, a selection of Swedish gloggs of potency ranging from Ann Marie Spinella nee Peterson’s 180-proof to Arlene Finn nee Peterson’s “you can drink more than one without falling over,” with Karin Sedgwick nee Peterson’s falling in between. Still enjoyed with care, and only once the sharp objects were put away.
Plant expert John Towers took time off from his Stonecrop Gardens duty to help his cousin (moi) cut down her holiday conifer and hoist it onto the back of Kurt Peterson’s tree-hauling truck.