This weekend, Jen’s family threw a surprise birthday/retirement celebration for her father. His children made him wear a crown to his birthday dinner, but he owned it as if it was his birthright, and we taught him all the proper gang signs to throw when he wears his bling in public.

throwing gang signs

raw oysters

Sunday’s events were centered around the Oyster Festival, which has become something of a family tradition, and an event Jen and I look forward to every year.

oyster shooter aftermath

Oysters fried and raw were sampled, to varying degrees of approval.


Jen and her father

Happy birthtirement, Mr. Lockard!

Date posted: October 22, 2007 | Filed under family | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to St. Mary’s County Oyster Festival 2007

  1. ren says:

    Props to Big Bob on the wearing of the crown. I love it!!

  2. Lorie says:

    Bill, your wife looks so beautiful in that picture with her Pops! I love these photos. Looks like a great day.

  3. the idiot says:

    Ain’t she though? That has to be one of my five all-time favorite shots I’ve got of her. Look at all the mischief in both of those faces!