Well, in addition to the neighborhood association brochure that I was volunteered to write, it turns out that the departmental farewell to one of Mrs. E.’s colleagues is going to include a few more people than just the department. We’re hosting, I’m really not sure how many, a few hours after my daughter’s end-of-year school picnic. So, I apologize for being a bit scarce of late. Things have been hopping ’round the manse.
Fortunately someone thought fit to make it a bring-a-bottle-and-hors d’oeuvre-party, which I don’t normally condone, but it does take a bit of the heat off. Again, I have no real idea of the number who will attend. Still, a minimum effort is required on our part. I’ll round up a case or two of wine and ice down some beer, restock the bourbon and vodka and check on the mixer situation.
Do you know what people remember about our parties? They are usually “dressy” affairs and that is the third most popular answer. “Champagne!” is the second (it’s usually a Crémant). But, it seems that people remember our cloth napkins first and foremost.
Whilst I have yet to find a bargain cloth napkin, I can highly recommend World Market for cases of Champagne flutes and wine goblets. You can never really have too many, you know. Despite what the Fire Marshal may say.
See you as soon as possible.