I should tell you the menu. We had coffee and sweet tea, corn on the cob, fried chicken, barbequed ribs, potato salad, green beans with bacon crumbles, corn bread, green salad, peach pie, blueberry cobbler, apple cobler, bread pudding and three kinds of pinto bean dishes. I almost thought I was in Texas, but then I looked outside where it was snowing hard. Oh, wait, that has been happening in Texas, hasn't it? ;-)
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