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June 12, 2019

Good morning crew,

Closeout EventIt looks like last weekend's backyard party was a new record. A cursory headcount came to around 34 or 35 adults, not to mention 6 or 8 little kids. It was a madhouse. I had three tables plus lawn chairs and a few of those folding camp chairs, and people still had to sit on the lawn.

My brother Nino brought over his gas grill and even combined with my charcoal grill we cooked for over two hours.

Fortunately, my other brother Michael brought over a cooler loaded with about 30 pounds worth of hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, steaks and sundries, because I would have had to dip into my 401k to provide food for that crowd.

And it was an all-day affair, too. People started showing up a little after noon and the last guest didn't leave until almost 10. I don't think I have to tell you what the place looked like after that.

The next day I commented to the wife, "It took a good ten hours of work to get ready, and it's going to take about ten hours of cleaning up afterward, all for a ten hour party. That's two hours of work for every hour of partying."

The wife shrugged her shoulders, "If you want to play out gotta pay."

Laugh it up,


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