I was so happy that friends of my own came. Vesna and Burke and their families, who I met at exercise classes. Becky and Ligaya and their families, from work. Consuelo and Tom, old friends, came from Salem. Dan and Diana Breen, plus Jill Hibbs drove down from Tigard. My sisters came, which made me really happy. And new-old friends Bryon and Sheryl Van Fleet who recently moved to Corvallis. It was great.
The most patriotic dishes brought were by two who are not native to the USA. Burke, from Australia, brought a scrumptious red, white and blue trifle. Vesna, originally from Croatia, brought a huge platter of strawberries dipped in white chocolate with blue sprinkles on them. I pretty much ate those instead of anything else.
We three sisters in our dad's hats