Fire up the grill and put on a pound of flesh it’s celebration time in the young O’Connor household. Debbie was very pleased with what she saw after she pulled herself together enough to do a tour of the house and she ascribed credits to her mom when we left off last week. Now the story continues…
It's not my doing dear, well, not just me, it's a team effort but don't concern yourself with that now just enjoy it with your husband and your family which I see is growing said her mother while patting her on the tummy, let's go join the others.
They descend the stairs, there are more people here now than there was a while ago, much more, and they are still coming in bearing pots and pans bags and packages great and small, and the air was flowing heavy with the smell of savory food and mouth-watering delights, just then Debbie felt the hunger pangs and recall that she (as well as her husband) hadn't eaten much from morning. It's like somebody had read her thoughts because Ms. Johnson asked straight away if she had eaten and if she wants to have something to eat now. Yes please, where is Clancy? She asked did he get something to eat. Coming right up dear, something for both of you, and your cousin as well I don't think he has anything to eat yet either.
Debbie followed her mother-in-law back into the kitchen, there was food everywhere and a huge pot over the fire on the stove. We have breakfast made just for you two or you may have other food if you like, there are food everywhere as you can see, you choose.
Where is Clancy she asked again? Oh, they'll be back shortly, he went down the road with Devon. With that Debbie went through the rear door which leads to the back yard where a rowdy bunch of mostly men was gathered around a domino game among them was Mr. brown of Browns and sons Reno.
Mr. Brown? Said Debbie as she walks over and greet him with a hug. Debbie has managed to develop some sort of a rapport with Mr. Brown over the period when he was doing the renovation at the family home in Mount Rosser, and now she is getting the feeling that he might be the one who did the work on her own house, it's the typical excellent finish she's come to associate with him.
It’s so nice to see you said Debbie, the pleasure is mine said Mr. Brown.
Debbie, Mrs. Myrtle called out to her from the kitchen window, your husband is looking for you, come get something to eat. She excused herself and went back inside Clancy showed her to the table where he had placed the plates with the food consisting of steamed fish, dumplings, yellow yam and bananas. Coffee, chocolate or tea he ask as she sat down. Chocolate she said, and a large one please.
The rest of the day was electric, everybody who was anybody (so to speak) was there, and more but how did they all get there? Debbie had noticed that only about 4 or 5 vehicles were parked out front and as the day began to fade into night, she couldn't help but wonder how so many people are ever going to get cleared out of the house tonight, or did they have other plans?
She beckons to her mom and she came towards them, she whispered in her mom’s ears, how did everybody get here? And.... and how are we going to get them out of here; her mother finishes the question. Not to worry dear, we've got it all under control she said as she walks away.
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