The weather was just cool enough; the night sky was clear above the pecan trees. See photo above. The wine was plentiful; Ken's Caesar Salad and Tomato Soup were to die for; and the ice cream with blueberries and Grand Marnier wasn't bad either.
So what makes a good time--the setting? the cost of the wine? the quality of the wine glass? the complexity of the dinner? The Roneys determined long ago that people make a good time. It's hosts with a plan; it's interesting guests; it's conversation shared; it's memories made. The humblest home can be the site of the most pleasant gathering.
We've talked with our children about entertaining, and we've urged them not to wait for everything to be perfect. We've encouraged them to be the catalyst for bringing people together. With a little planning, an evening can be both simple and memorable.
Ours certainly was.