Pies at the ready. Check.
Table extended and set. Check.
Family members* en route** toting side dishes. Check.
*All four of my celebrated small actors, with parents accompanying.
**Over the river (some call it that; it's really just a creek) and through the woods (a stand of trees; but close enough) they come.
***May your heart be filled with gratitude,
no matter your table configuration and
the food atop it!