It's Sunday, very early in the morning. I've just returned home after losing $4.00 at "nickel, dime, quarter" poker. But let's look at it another way:
This afternoon I made a plate full of deviled eggs. At 5:00 I carried them out to Jimmy's garage and shared them with several hundred other islanders. In return I spent a relaxing couple of hours visiting, laughing, listening to stories, and enjoying some of the best home-cooked food anywhere -- barbecue, corn, pasta salads, sweet potato casseroles, scalloped potatoes, cole slaw, and all manner of delicious desserts.
At 8:00 I joined seven friends for four hours of poker, island gossip, jokes, good-natured ribbing, and camaraderie. On the way home I looked up into the night sky, amazed once again at the dazzling display of stars strewn across the heavens.
All of this for only $4.00! I count it a spectacular bargain.