Likewise, Ken Hicks's "All the Good People":
We drank in the kitchen & held no competition,
Each knowing the other was a good friend to have.
Alas, my kitchen is too small for a table. It is a real kitchen, but about the size & shape of a dining-car one. Likewise in the house in Vermont when I was a kid. But in California, we were so fancy-shmancy that we had a *breakfast room*, on the opposite side of the kitchen from the dining room. The only sociable kitchen I've ever had was while I lived in a rooming house in Cambridge, MA, oh, 45 years ago or so.
--- Joe Fineman email@example.com
||: A politician uses statistics as a drunk uses a lamppost -- for support rather than illumination. :||