We got to the house, just as Mom was heading off to her quiet hotel room. My sisters planned it well. The house was a little to crazy and loud for her so they booked a room for her to retreat to. It was perfect.
I planned to meet friends at a local bar for drinks that night and three of my brothers came along. We had a great time. I don't have any pictures from that evening (didn't want any dubious photos of me showing up), but I got home around midnight. We laughed and it was great to see everyone.
Later we went back to the church and shared food and fun stories with everyone.
Here are a few of the tame ones:
* I could only cook fudge when I got married.
* I walked at 9 months.
* I was sprayed by a skunk while delivering papers.
* As a teenager, I slept with orange juice cans on my head as rollers.
* At three years of age I was chased down the street naked by Mom after I threw all my clothes in the burn barrel.