Reasons Why 'We' Can't Attend Elegant Dinner Parties

A Few Scenes Of Elegant Dinner Parties

People, who are the right people, wealthy, important, treasures of society, have big fun at elegant dinner parties toasting their friends' latest best-selling book or blockbuster movie.
People, who are the right people, wealthy, important, treasures of society, have big fun at elegant dinner parties toasting their friends' latest best-selling book or blockbuster movie.
A great time is always the norm at any elegant dinner party. Notice the designer wardrobe of these people, who to the untrained eye, look common, look closer. They are important people. Only important people are ever seen at elegant dinner parties.
A great time is always the norm at any elegant dinner party. Notice the designer wardrobe of these people, who to the untrained eye, look common, look closer. They are important people. Only important people are ever seen at elegant dinner parties.
Yumm! Cavaiar and other expensive eats can be found at elegant dinner parties. Why do think they call them Elegant DINNER Parties anyway? Food at these shindigs is expensive.
Yumm! Cavaiar and other expensive eats can be found at elegant dinner parties. Why do think they call them Elegant DINNER Parties anyway? Food at these shindigs is expensive.
"What was that? You invested in cattle and made $50 million dollars--last week?" says the girl (third from left) to her friend (fifth from left) at an elegant dinner party.
"What was that? You invested in cattle and made $50 million dollars--last week?" says the girl (third from left) to her friend (fifth from left) at an elegant dinner party.
That's it, buddy. Uncork that drink. Live it up. We commoners can do just fine with our Sprint Cup races, Hooters restaurants, and Saturday night hoedowns.
That's it, buddy. Uncork that drink. Live it up. We commoners can do just fine with our Sprint Cup races, Hooters restaurants, and Saturday night hoedowns.
"See my teeth? My dentist designed them for me today. Oh, they cost about $5,000.00 a tooth, but they were worth it," says the hostess of this elegant dinner party.
"See my teeth? My dentist designed them for me today. Oh, they cost about $5,000.00 a tooth, but they were worth it," says the hostess of this elegant dinner party.
"Here's to . . .US, the important people way above other people, who are fortunate enough to attend any elegant dinner party we want."
"Here's to . . .US, the important people way above other people, who are fortunate enough to attend any elegant dinner party we want."
Even the "help" at an elegant dinner party is dressed in designer servantwear. Nothing is left to chance at elegant dinner parties.
Even the "help" at an elegant dinner party is dressed in designer servantwear. Nothing is left to chance at elegant dinner parties.
"Oh, I get bored easily on my 3400 foot Japanese yacht, but I have Fernando, my cabin person, who is an accomplished winemaker, to keep me company."
"Oh, I get bored easily on my 3400 foot Japanese yacht, but I have Fernando, my cabin person, who is an accomplished winemaker, to keep me company."
"Here's to making more money, paying less taxes, for we are wealthy, and more of this tasty champagne."
"Here's to making more money, paying less taxes, for we are wealthy, and more of this tasty champagne."
The delicious food choices at an elegant dinner party are mind-boggling. You cannot fathom just how good the food is until you are invited to an elegant dinner party.
The delicious food choices at an elegant dinner party are mind-boggling. You cannot fathom just how good the food is until you are invited to an elegant dinner party.
The banquet room for an elegant dinner party is so long, two NFL teams could play a game of football in these rooms. Easily.
The banquet room for an elegant dinner party is so long, two NFL teams could play a game of football in these rooms. Easily.


Someone much wiser than I, told me years ago that we were not just put on earth to work, play, eat, sleep and pay taxes. I looked stunned at this wiser-than-a-Tibetan monk as he laid out his doctrine. He continued to tell me that we are to learn things along the pathways of our lives. Then he walked away--head held down in a humble fashion leaving me with a frozen, stunned look still on my face.

Okay. I will play the game. I admit it. In my 57 years of both hard, and easy living at times, I have managed to learn a few concrete facts about myself. Things that I do not share with strangers. But friends, old and new.

The Few Things I Have Learned About Myself is . . .

1. I will never date Bette Midler.

2. I will never go to dental school.

3. I will never own a ‘57 Chevy.

4. Britney Spears will never stay over at my house to rest from a tour.

5. I will never win the Nobel Peace Prize.

And “the” most-astounding fact that I have learned about myself is: I will never be attending any elegant dinner parties. Never. You can take it to the bank. Bet the farm on this, friends. I may not know that much, compared to Stephen Hawking, but this fact I do know. I will never, and I do mean never, with right hand held high in the air, no elegant dinner parties for me. Even if I suddenly come into Bill Gates-like wealth. No elegant dinner parties for this old man.

Some people are made for certain things. Highly-intelligent people are, I believe, destined for positions such as lawyers, doctors, teachers, and humanitarians who win the Humanitarian of The Year Award. And often. And some people, namely me, are not destined for such positions. While most on this list of highly-intelligent people touch, change and many times, save lives, they also are prime candidates to attend elegant parties. And people, common people like me, more common than your average welcome mat, are not destined for this successful level of living. But I am not going to let this ‘eat me up,’ and if you will pardon that pun, I will tell you why people such as I do not attend, or will ever attend, elegant dinner parties.

There are three types of elegant dinner parties.

1. There is the “no reason” elegant dinner party that some wealthy-but-warm-hearted socialite throws for her equally-wealthy and elegant friends to just gather in one huge banquet room of their five-story summer house mansion in the Catskills, to talk about elegant dinner parties they all have attended lately. Sounds like fun if you are an elegant, wealthy man or woman, right?

2. The other type of elegant dinner party is disguised as an elegant dinner party for the same type of people--noteworthy, famous, rich, popular, and in-demand from those like me, who live near the bottom rung of the ‘society ladder.’ I need a doctor, a lawyer, a dentist, who doesn’t? These special individuals I have mentioned are at this fundraiser by invitation only, to act like they are actually eating from the $2000.00 plate that they have just bought. And look like they are having a great time. Some of these upper-class people actually have a good time at fundraisers, while a select few do not.

3. The third type of elegant dinner party is strictly for mega-famous, mega-wealthy celebrities, film stars, authors, television talk show hosts, and famous chefs who have their own shows on the Food Network. This type of elegant dinner party is for these sometimes-lonely celebrities to have somewhere to be that evening--to meet, mingle with their own, compare bank accounts, clothing designs, and stock investments. Hey, the mega-rich like Bill Gates are only human. They too have social needs.

The reasons why I, or people like me, will never go to, or be invited to an elegant dinner party of any design for any reason are . . .

1. We commoners cannot afford the luxury clothing worn by the men of this chosen group of elite people. The guys at elegant dinner parties, brag fests or fundraisers or not, do not rent their tuxedos, but own them. And their tuxedos are specially-tailored by a famous French or Italian tailor known the world over for his tuxedo designs.

2. We commoners cannot pronounce many of the wealthy, successful, elite names of people who thrive on attending this type of party. And that reminds me. An elegant dinner party is a party, not a get-together.

3. We, the common men, would have to discover a new planet, design a car that runs on water, or find the cure for poverty to be successful, popular or wealthy enough to get our name on the secret lists of people who love to act smug as they attend one elegant dinner party after the other. We haven’t the proper social contribution to be included with these highly-enlightened people when they have an elegant dinner party at one of their ten-story mansions in Oyster Bay.

4. We common people fear that we do not know how to eat the specially-prepared delicacies eaten by the ‘social superior,’ for we would probably mispronounce the name of a cut of meat that a Chef Le’ Pierre la Gust of Italy, had specially-prepared and flown-in on his private leer jet just for this elegant dinner party and when our tongues got tied up, all those around us would burst into muffled giggles and try to restrain themselves from a real laugh. You see. People who attend elegant dinner parties do not laugh like your or I. The beautiful ladies cover their small mouths with Chinese silk hankies and just sound like a kitten sneezing.

I want to go on public record, in front of God and everyone, and state that I do not have anything against anyone who plans, attends, or pays for elegant dinner parties anywhere, anytime and in any fashion. Probably the truth is that the people connected with elegant dinner parties are salt of the earth, good Samaritans, humanitarians and good neighbors, but that will not sell my common folks and me on the idea of why “we” need this social outlet in our lives.

The closest to an elegant dinner party I’ve ever come is attending an all-day singing and dinner on the ground that we usually had at the small, country church my family and I used to attend in 1973. My family meaning my mom, dad, sister and her husband. The name of this quaint rural church was New Hope Church, a church building and surroundings that would have made famous Americana artist, Norman Rockwell’s mouth foam with excitement for its quiet beauty and solid peaceful atmosphere.

The dinner-on-the-ground was in fact, a lunch served on cement picnic tables behind the church at the noon hour. I enjoyed southern fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, black eye peas, cornbread, and some delightful peach cobbler followed by that famous rural favorite: Lipton iced tea. I was in heaven. Literally. I am so sad that those days of my teenage years are now only caloric memories.

Let’s look at some serious facts about elegant dinner parties. These facts are applicable for “just” an elegant dinner party for enjoying expensive and hard-to-pronounce foods, but any elegant dinner party.

Fact: it takes hard work to plan, prepare and promote an elegant dinner party. Whether the wealthy, aloof hostess does all the planning by herself or dictates to her highly-paid and also aloof staff the plans for her elegant dinner party, you can bet your last appetizer that someone is going to do some tough work. If she is any wealthy aloof hostess, she wants everything to be perfect.

Fact:there are security measures to be in place for any elegant dinner party. Bet you didn’tknow that. Yes. If you were an aloof hostess living on Fifth Avenue, New York, in a luxurious townhouse apartment, would you trust just anyone who came to your elegant dinner party? No. Security measures mean that whatever security company this hostess uses, she has the background of every guest on her invitation list checked, rechecked, and checked again for any personal discrepancy. No one wants a militant, overly-sensitive politically-minded person or persons at their elegant dinner party. This is a gala event. Not a Republican National Convention.

Fact: at most elegant dinner parties, there are no circus acts--dogs riding ponies, clowns juggling chicken eggs, knife-throwers, or 22 clowns piling out of a yellow Fiat. None of these things are evident at any elegant dinner party. But in all sincere terms, sometimes when an important guest has too much champagne, they begin to talk irrationally, tell humorous stories that were not to be shared by the public and dance on the pure mahogany dining table. But none of the other important guests will scorn this intoxicated person for they do not want to be removed from the hostess’ secret by-invitation-only list. After the fun-loving guest has melted down, crashed, and is resting. The hostess will tell her men servants to gently take the now-embarrassed guest upstairs to one of the 65 fully-furnished with lavish décor, bedrooms to ‘rest.’ Common people like me, call this ‘sleeping it off.’

Fact: if you are a common man or woman and even have the most-remote idea that you will ‘crash’ an elegant dinner party, think again. The security people can spot you three city blocks away. They have your number. You will not get past the ‘hello, we’re on the list,’ for you will first be asked politely to leave. If you insist on bucking against those who run security, then you will be escorted off the property by two city policemen and given a free ride in their police cruiser--courtesy of the taxpayers.

Fact: the cost on average, for an elegant dinner party, depending on number of guests, and spending habit of the aloof wealthy hostess, range from $65,000.00, American, to as high as $1.5 million dollars, in Kuwait where ultra-wealthy oil sheiks celebrate everything from life to the birth of children. And do it with style. The food at one of these sheik’s bashes cost more than the President of The United States makes in one year. Think about that one.

And in closing, let’s be face-to-face, heart-to-heart, honest with each other. If we were invited to one of these gala events, just what would we talk about? The latest news about the NBA lockout? Our economy? The latest film released by Disney Studios? What? I tell you that we would be totally-lost. In the dark without a flashlight. Dumbfounded. Numb with humiliation when a few of the wealthy, important guests at one of these elegant dinner parties were to accidentally mistake us for real people, and ask us a question like I have mentioned a few sentences ago. Is that how you want to feel--out-of-place, not wanted, shunned by people who have servants to dress them each day. No, the men do not put their designer pants on one leg at a time. A salaried valet does that for them. Commoners, these are not our people. And vice versa. It’s best we just stayed in our place.

But we can show some compassion and pity on these wealthy, aloof, self-absorbed people who make up the elegant party scene. If by some quirk of nature, they are forced to dine at a McDonald’s or Burger King, and the drive-through is shut down for maintenance making them leave their Rolls Royce to actually walk inside this fast-food restaurant, and we, a group of common, blue collar, callused-handed people are there dining on Whoppers, fries and a chocolate shake when we see these tuxedo, patent leather designer shoes, mink and pearl -wearing people come stumbling in due to their fear of getting grit on the soles of their shoes, and then try desperately to make sense of the food menu saying things like, “Uh, yes, my good man, uh, teen girl, We will have the ‘WHUUPER, with France frieees, is that Whuuper made with real meat or seaweed? Never mind, and a bottle of processed water from Los Angeles, please,” we can wipe our mouths on the white paper napkins we were given, walk up to these obviously-struggling important people who would feel like us if we were in their world, and say to the person behind the cash register . . .

“Excuse me, sir. We’ve got this.” Order their food. And to further blow their minds, pay for it.

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I think you're mistaken. We have elegant dinner parties all the time...in our backyard, where we dine on ribs, hamburgers, beer, and potato salad, using folding tables, covered with red and white checkered, disposable table cloths.

What's that, if not 'elegant'?


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, Will, LOL, you are right. I forgot that "this" is "our" (really) elegant dinner parties. Thanks, man, for that constructive criticism. I do appreciate it. I may do a future look, unless you want to which is fine by me, "OUR" Elegant Dinner Parties...and YOU talk about the stuff above. I found this to be great. Thanks, Will.


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Flightkeeper 5 years ago from The East Coast

What a fun hub. I agree that people aren't missing much on those "elegant" dinner parties. It's just as much work showing up at those parties as it is to plan it. Those elegant parties are not for fun as much as they are for work.


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Terishere 5 years ago

Hi Kenneth,

I loved this hub and I can really relate... I will never be invited to an "elegant" dinner party, but I'm fine with that. I'm not much on pretense and I wouldn't be all that comfortable at one.

Plus, like you said in your hub... what the heck would I talk about? I don't have a clue! lol

Voted up!

Terri


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Flight, THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR COMMENT. I confess. I would love to rent a tux with matching expensive shoes, and get on a list to one of these to-do's just to sample the food. But at just the right time, whip out my hotwings from under my suit coat and start munching them as the eyes of the lofty people grow suddenly wide with confusion. I am sorry. I just see this as a great prank to be filmed for TV.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Dear Terri, THANK YOU for YOUR warm and caring comment. Thanks for agreeing. But here is an idea: if you and I were to attend an elegant dinner party, say in New York's swanky Fifth Avenue, we could dress up like fashion experts, get ourselves on the list by bribing the security guards with a few bucks, and go into the party and do our best to out do the aloof people by intentionally acting way better than they are. What fun. Then when we leave on our own, you and I could grab a hotdog from a steet vendor and laugh about it. Great idea, huh?


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Terishere 5 years ago

LOL Oh my goodness Kenneth...you have me laughing!! That would be a blast!!!

Thanks for the laugh. I needed that :)

Terri


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

My Dear Terri, THANK YOU,from the heart, for that comment. Glad that you laughed. But allow me to tell you what we both would be wearing to an elegant dinner party: matching black Chinese silk jumpsuits with white scarfs that flow around our necks. We are also wearing black berets with a 14 Kt. Diamond broch in the right side, and our mathing hobnail boots are just to kill for. and our Expensive, by-designer-only RayBans are matching . ..you and I only slightly touch the appetizers to our lips, those smoked salmon chunks from Tibet, we turn up our noses at the "expensive" champagne and leave it sitting on the table as we strut out scowling at everyone who looks at us...we also snap our fingers to the tune we both are humming in total-harmony, "One Thing Leads to Another," by the Fixx. What a pair we would make for TIME magazine's cover. Agree?


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Kenneth,

This hub made me laugh but made me hungry too.

I would rather share a meal of southern fried chicken with all the fixings and peach cobbler with you than attend an elegant dinner party. :-)


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Terishere 5 years ago

Well Kenneth, we would certainly be a sight...all eyes on us lol.... ummmm but I might want some of that champagne :)

And the snapping of the fingers, that would certainly get everyone's attention...though, what do you think the caption would read on Time magazine? hmmmmm :)


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fpherj48 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Ken...This Hub is positively DELICIOUS! To heck with "ELEGANT" Dinner parties. Let's have an "ELEMENT" Dinner party: Earth....we're sitting on the ground folks! Wind...Lovely Breeze today, don't you think? Fire...Stoke up that Grill, Ken! and Water...FREE, with or without ice! Required attire: jeans, tee-shirts & bare feet. Eat up Friends!


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Heyyyy, that is an OUTSTANDING idea, fpherj48! And an idea for YOU to write about. I would read it in a heartbeat. Nice thinking too. Appreciate, very much, YOUR comment. Peace and Happiness to you today.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Terri, you can have the champagne, I will sip the expensive Miami coffee. The caption would read: "Double Dynamite Couple Takes Over Social Scene In New York" something simple. How about that? And thanks for the comment also. I loved it.


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Terishere 5 years ago

Hey, sounds pretty good Ken! lol Afterwards, I wonder how many more dinner parties we'd be invited to, if any? LOL

it's been fun talking to you...

Have a great day ken!

Terri


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Sueswan, Awww, that is so sweet of you to say! THANK YOU for the lovely comment about the hub and eating southern fried chicken with me. YOU have a full-time, any-time invitation to my home and I will provide the chicken. Anytime you want to visit and we can 'break bread,' well, biscuits, southern fried chicken, potato salad, peach cobbler, which just happens to be my favorites. Now I am hungry. LOL. Thanks, Sueswan, for YOUR warm and uplifting comment. Peace and have a great day.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, Terri, WE MIGHT BE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED. Even be asked to be on Letterman, TMZ, Entertainment Tonight...hey, "it's alive!" "it's alive!" Great to talk with you too, Terri. Keep in touch and get us on as many party lists as you can. I will spring for our expensive clothing. Sincerely, Kenneth


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livelonger 5 years ago from San Francisco

I've never been a fan for anything I had to dress up for. I've also never understood the appeal of anything "elegant" but then again I was not raised with stories and fantasies about royalty (don't get me started about weddings!). Funny Hub, and I loved the poll!


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Terishere 5 years ago

Wow, if we get invited to all those shows...we can certainly afford the expensive clothing! lol


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Dear Ken

I would like to cordially invite you to the home of Just Ask Susan on the 21st of October 2011 for a "Dinner Party"

The wine will be fabulous the guest list the best. Bette Midler will be there with Britney Spears just to name a few. Please R.S.V.P. by October 10th. Thank you and hope to see you there.

:) Enjoyed your hub!


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Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

Hilarious, as always! I like to throw dinner parties, but they are *never* elegant, so you'd be welcome!


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

THANKS SO MUCH, livelonger. Actually, I am that way as well. Love my jeans and sport shirts, sandles...not a suit and tie, much less tux for me. Thanks for the compliment, which is very appreciated.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Terri, you are right, but you see, during all of our getting invited to parties, you and I have gotten ourselves on a lavish dinner party (a cut above an elegant dinner party) for executives of American Express and somehow during the course of the drinks, food, drinks, dancing, keroke, drinks and more drinks, one American Express junior executive signed over an American Express card to YOU with a $1.5 million dollars in credit, so this should cover what designer clothing we can wear to other parties. Oh, the card was in this executive's name, not ours.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Wow! JustAskSusan, I am speechless. A rare moment. I am stunned at your invitation, but as fate would have it, I am to be keynote speaker at an outdoor "Proud Rubes of America" convention on the day before your dinner party. Our convention is being held in San Juan in, of all things, a nuclear waste dump..now who throws a national convention for rubes in a nuclear waste dump? Sorry, but thanks just the same. Oh, would you "air kiss" Bette and Britney, who I am sure will be depressed at my not attending your party, which I would love to come just to meet you and eat some of your great food. Thanks so much. Wish me luck in San Juan.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

And JustaskSusan..."SERIOUSLY, I WANT TO THANK YOU for your lively comment. That cheered me up today and how did you know that I was having a "down day"? At any rate, you are a great hubber and friend. Just remember that I said that today, Sept. 28, 2011. Peace to you.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Maddie, and THANK YOU ALSO for your Welcome to your non-elegant dinner parties. I am a simple man. Love the Lynyrd Skynyrd song of the same title. I love barbecues, casual atmosheres, walks on the beach, ooops, I had a Dating Game flasback, so sorry. Thank you, Maddie, for your always-happy comments which are very much appreciated.


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Terishere 5 years ago

Ken, you have quite the imagination...and it's wonderful!! The "keroke" made me laugh lol... Now, a credit card like that would be nice, especially since I wouldn't be responsible for the bill lol...

Have a great evening Ken!

Terri


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Terri, THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH for ALL of your sweet and honest remarks that always make me smile. And YOUR imagination is great too. Greater than mine. That's what I get for spending evenings and summers alone while my parents had work for us to live. That would be a hub to share someday, but too painful to talk about now. Terri, thank you, dear friend for being that also. A dear friend. Kenneth


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Terishere 5 years ago

You are too modest.... but it's refreshing.

Have a great night Kenneth...always a joy talking to you

Terri


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Terri, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the compliment, but it is all true. I am a 'child of television' and self-made life, which means, I didn't have the toys and gadgets my friends had, just my imagination. And that was enough. I now have YOU for a dear friend who is very honest as well as caring and very creative. And a pleasure to know. Sincerely, Kenneth


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Hi Kenneth, I think it's possible to have an elegant tuna salad sandwich, if the company and the ambience is right. My husband tells me that I make a sandwich "with love". I don't think an elegant meal has to be expensive, it's the thought that goes behind it that counts :-)


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Clover, as Seinfield's Kramer, (my favorite on the show) says, "YES! Tuna salad sandwich--Chicken of The Sea, made more-famous by noted food expert, Jessica Simpson, on the Newlyweds show on TV. I appreciate THIS comment, but now I have to take a break and eat. Sitting in front of my PC for 36 hours straight without a meal can get tough sometimes. LOL. Thanks and you have a great day. Kenneth


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onegoodwoman 5 years ago from A small southern town

Is it safe to say, that you would at ease,

near the bonfire on a sandbar?


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C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

G'day Kenneth ... it was a joy to read this article; I dare to say that we Commoners could fit right in at a fancy dancy gala celebration; I have seen episodes of "The Real Housewives of ..." and they all could learn some good manners from the folks who apprecciate a whopper and fries. Your 'Always one in every crowd' was a delightful read -- keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing your talents here, and thank you for the fan mail. It is appreciated. Be blessed.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, onegoodwoman, in answer to YOUR question, "YES!" Very much! This is my language--bonfires, sandbars, creek banks, fireflies, full-moon nights, honeysuckle scents teasing the breezes, distant call of owls, and I am just getting warmed up. Thanks for YOUR comment and memory-kindling, onegoodwoman! I appreicate the comment and YOU very MUCH! Sincerely, Kenneth


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, C-Bless, you are so right! We 'could' fit right into a gala event on Fifth Avenue, New York or in Baton Rouge! A whopper and fries sounds sooooo good right about now, but I want to SERIOUSLY THANK YOU for the comments on this hub and the 'One In Every Crowd,' hub(s). You are an inspiration. Bless you! Kenneth


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Tracy Lynn Conway 5 years ago from Virginia, USA

This is hilarious with great social commentary! I think the closest most people come to this kind of experience is a wedding or other formal affair but in the end most people can't wait to get home and take those uncomfortable clothes off. Very well done, excellent writing! Voted up, funny, awesome and interesting.


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kenneth avery 5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Peaceful Greetings, Tracy Lynn,

" a VERY SINCERE THANK YOU, for this comment. And votes too. You may have a point. Why don't YOU pen a hub and use fancy wardrobe models and name YOUR hub, "What Elegant Dinner Party People Are REALLY Thinking," that would be a hilarious. Thank you so much, my friend. I shall not forget this. Kenneth

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