The finale of my daughter and grand daughters' visit was a party to celebrate the fourth birthday of my younger grand daughter,
Ham and cheese stromboli
Chicago-style hot dogs (grilled hot dogs topped with tomatoes, onions, marinated peppers, relish, celery seed, and a pickle spear)
Pulled pork in wine sauce
Three o'clock, three-thirty, three-forty-five, four o'clock, and still no friends, aunts, uncles or cousins, except for Cousin Randy and Uncle Tommy who'd come early to help.
But what the heck, we decided, we had the food, we had the fun, we had each other, so we let the festivities begin.
Then it hit me: O mon Dieu! I'd forgotten to invite them!
Tom quickly called them.
And they came over.
Then early the next morning Maria and the girls returned to Los Angeles.