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Yesterday was the 4th of July, so Hil and I broke the rules (“guidelines”) and went out to my sister’s house for a BBQ.  We know it’s poor form, but sometimes you risk more than you should to be with family (Gemutlichkeit) – if only because these moments will be fewer in the future than they’ve been in the past.  It doesn’t make it “right”, but we ate outdoors and, when inside, the rooms had the exterior doors and windows open.  Fortunately, it was a beautiful sunny and warm day with a steady, cooling breeze coming off the Bay.  Oh, yeah, and except for the time it took to take these photos, we were mostly socially distanced.  Anyway, here’s three photos commemorating our throwing caution to the wind…  (And one for history.)
Me in my “flag” cap…
With the hostess… (2020 version)
Kev & Carm at 4th of July BBQ

Kev & Carm at 4th of July 2016 BBQ

And with our mom (who now lives with my sister).
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Food is celebratory.  People who don’t cook don’t know how much fun they’re missing.
   —    Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia
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There’s a German word, Gemutlichkeit, that means the experience of eating and drinking and socializing with loved ones.  It isn’t only eating or drinking or socializing — it’s all three.  It must be all three.  When they come together, it has meaning.
    —    Dean Ottati
From his book:  “The Runner And The Path
[This is why the study of foreign languages is so important.  I struggle to think of a single English word which means the combination of multiple (two let alone three) acts creating / making an emotional state.  It’s hard to say whether German or English is a more specific language.    —    KMAB]
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