Hello my Foodie Friends!
My late Uncle Cass’s favorite phrase when he entered the room was “What’s the Plan?” He had a great sense of humor and was great at telling jokes. He would bring my Aunt and cousins over our house or we would bug our mom and dad to go over their house every week. Uncle Cass was the last of one of my Dad’s great pals! There were four of them and we actually called them the four horsemen and the rat pack.
It was my Dad, my three uncles; Cass, Woofy and Billy and they were best friends. The Moms also were inseparable and all of the cousins could not wait to see each other. The names of all of our houses belonged to the kids. We beg our Dad to go to Bobby, Jackie and Mike’s house or Jimmy, David and Mark’s house. They were never named after the parents.
When we got together the kids ran toward each with screeches of hello! The parents had hugs for each other and also rules for the kids. Stay in the yard and don’t go wandering. The Dads got together around the barbeque grill and started cooking and telling funny stories. The kids didn’t get them but we laughed anyway because they did. The mom’s took over the kitchen and starting cooking the veggies and desserts. They also had a lot of laughs poking fun at the Dads acting like great chefs around the grill.
It was all about family and having a great meal together. My Dad and the Uncles had a reputation of being hell raisers in their younger days and somehow turned into distinguished gentlemen in their senior years.
They never stopped hanging out together and with the passing of my Uncle this past week the boys are back together again. I am sure there must be a great party going on in heaven. As soon as my Uncle Cass got there I bet he walked right up to Jack Reardon and said hello boys “What’s the Plan?” Here’s a toast to Family and the Four Horsemen!
Remember my Foodie Friends “Life Happens in the Kitchen”
John and Paula