Saturday, April 25, 2015
The Family Dinner
My parents were visiting recently and we had a number of these meals, both at home and out. The noise level is impressive, I admit, but I like the chaos. The conversation doesn't come to an awkward end, it just keeps on rolling, and because it is family, if someone brings up a verboten topic then they are just shut down. We are not going there. That is the key--you have to steer clear of things that you know you disagree on because that is the kiss of death. The rest is just merriment and nourishment and something to be reveled in.