Our hosts, Sandy and Carol, ordered tables and chairs from the park's party wagon. The street was blocked off, and the tables were set up in the street. Everyone contributed a dish to pass, brought their own dishes, cutlery and drinks. Throw in some live music, and PRESTO! We have a PARTY!
We were entertained by:
|Henry came up and sang and Roman added his guitar.|
|Henry and his wife, Diane, sang an adorable duet.|
We have some crazy people in the park! Here are Lou and Jim, our kazoo aficionados.
|I don't know why Jim has three kazoos in his mouth at one time; either he's extraordinarily talented or full of a LOT of hot air! Ha ha!|
Meanwhile, I arm wrestled David at our table. I don't recall what the bet was about, but I DID lose, darn it!
Not all my friends are here yet in Arizona. But here's the majority of the clan:
Table # 1 (l to r): Ken, Pat, Judy, Bob, Steve, Thelma
Table #2 (l to r): Pat, Ellen, David, Doug, Lenore, me, Jim, Bob.
A neighbor said a blessing before our meal.
Although it looks like the man next to me is toasting my ta-ta's, he in fact is SECONDING MY TOAST to our lovely hosts Sandy and Carol.
|Buns, Chinese salad, cole slaw|
|Candied apples, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, cranberry jello mold, Watergate salad, corn, carrots, green bean casserole, stuffing|
|Sandy quickly removed the lids from the hot foods while the hungry mob waits anxiously!|
|There are FIVE, count 'em, 5, turkeys sliced up in the warmer, next to three crock pots full of mashed potatoes, two large pots of gravy and one large container of sweet potatoes.|
|Does this resemble a soup kitchen?|
I had to laugh when I saw some of the women who couldn't resist dancing when they heard the music, even though they were in the middle of folding up the tablecloths!
I'm a sucker for a slow dance!
Dance, dance, dance
|Our hosts - Sandy (l) and Carol (r) doing the polka|
|"Reaching out, touching me, touching yoooouuu! Sweet Caroline! Ba ba ba!"|
Towards the end of the day, blue skies!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!