. . . was a great success. The turkey took about two hours longer to cook than it was supposed to, but emerged from the oven a thing of beauty.

The rest of the meal was fine, too — Jae’s garlic mashed potatoes, the chorizo stuffing, some peas, a store-bought but excellent pumpkin pie, and way too much Beaujolais Nouveau.

I crashed immediately after the pie — Jae went off to join a poker tournament and afterwards stayed up all night gambling. Youth in action, while old age dozes — comme il faut.

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