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Oh my Gaawd! Am I that old? Another blow to my very being. Turned up for a lunch last Sunday and became fast aware I was not just old – but old enough to have fathered most of those present and their absent parents as well.
Having gotten over this shocking realization and through the pleasantries of pre-lunch drinks, I found my pre-ordained place at the table. Ten of us sat down to dine. We enjoyed three delectable courses, all prepared, cooked and served by our young hostess alone; the husband only coming into play with his sound choice and smooth handling of the drinks.
It is becoming rare for largish groups to be privately and formally entertained as we were. Nowadays, at least in the company I keep, invitations are to come along and – cook your own breakfast; prepare your own sushis; everyone-for himself-raqulettes, or stand-on-no-formality-buffets are the norm.
Apart from Russian oligarchs, narcotraficantes, a few CEOs, singers, film and football stars, no one I know can afford to entertain on a lavish scale as was done in the past.
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