Everybody pretty much mills around, tells stories on each other, eats and drinks. At some point during the evening those who want to, head downstairs and sing Christmas carols. By 11:30 most people go home.
Jim and Gerard got all dolled up to direct the traffic (50 cars are a lot of cars!)
Patti and I make most of the food. We cook for days before the party. Every year we try out new recipes.
Towards the end of the evening, two of our friends, Lillian and Susan (the two white haired ladies) brought out not one, not two, but THREE hand quilted wedding ring quilts they had made for us. One for each couple! It was their thank you to us for hosting this party every year (we've done it 10 years of so). Patti and I broke down and cried tears of joy. It was such a surprise. Belinda told everyone she was on Zolof and doesn't do crying lol. Anyway, here we are with our new quilt. Amazing, just totally amazing.