My family recently threw a Summer Birthday Party and we now have an excess of beverages. There was some talk of throwing a Poker party but that idea didn’t appeal to me or my mother because neither of us plays. This was of course the perfect opportunity to throw our annual Party on the Patio where we invite all of the "old folks." It’s always a fun time and I’m really looking forward to it this year.
Now the old folks are in fact very old. The group consists of my grandma, and all of her brothers and sisters, and their brothers and sisters. The average age of the group is probably 80. That being said these people are all young at heart, my grandma always jokes that she’s only 38. These people are always full of hilarious one-liners and great stories.
My favorite part of the patio party is when the food is cooking on the grill and the guests just start talking. Once they start they do not stop, and I love it. I hear the most amazing stories not only about my family history but also personal anecdotes that not even my parents have heard. This has an interesting impact on my parents and aunts and uncles because they turn into well behaved children, listening to all that's being said. Everyone wants to know what it was like for them to grow up through some of the most exciting times in American history. It’s one thing to read these stories in a history book, but it’s entirely different when you can put a face to the story.
I’m excited to have this Patio Party because in the past it’s always been a success. This year we plan to expand the invite list so there is even more potential for hilarity. My Uncle Bob sings songs that will bring tears to your eyes. It’s really not fair to us. So if you have a porch or a patio invite some friends and family over and relax. Enjoy the summer weather while you can!