Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Stewed Chicken....

....deviled eggs, salads, macaroni, fresh clams, chocolate cake, and more. These were just a few of the dishes folks brought by this past Saturday night for our potluck dinner on the first day of autumn. Although the day had been warming up, I left the windows and doors open. As soon as the sun set a cool breeze wafted through the house and everyone was comfortable.

After dinner talk turned to feats of physical dexterity. To everyone's amusement, before long folks were grabbing one of their big toes and jumping over their arm with the other leg...or doing "monkey rolls" across the living room carpet...or twisting themselves into pretzel shapes while holding on to a broom. Well, we ancient ones might have tried one of these tricks, but soon decided that a pulled muscle was just not worth it. (Actually, to be fair, Captain Rob did do a couple of monkey rolls with his nephew, Charles.) The younger folks even found some of the tricks a bit challenging, but with practice managed to master them. Lucky for me my liability insurance was paid up!

We passed on standing eggs on their ends.

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