Dave was confined to the farmhouse working on his book. Quentin and Angelica ran wild in the fields, and the Beaver Club held the Annual Croquet Game. The Beaver Club had increased the membership numbers due to Greconville's "Baby Boom" after the 14-18 war which was now reaching maturity. They enjoyed playing croquet annually, with a great ferocity and intense concentration. It was also a good social occasion when one might "pull a beaver"since there were several widowers around but most had accepted a quiet decorum in the latter stages of life. There were some Derby and Joans who had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The prime ones being Rose and John Barton, parents of Bill, Ben and Norman, happily married for so many years, never a whiff of scandal, real pillars of the community, founders of the Barton Dynasty.