You know it's been a successful cul-de-sac block party when you wake up and find a half-full jar of moonshine and a random, but very pretty, serving bowl on your kitchen counter. The bowl wasn't quite as mysterious as the moonshine. I think we all ended up with random serving bowls, utensils, etc. finding their way into our homes last night. Apparently, a good majority of our kitchenware ended up at the neighbor's house three doors down.
How and why moonshine ended up on my kitchen counter is a complete mystery. Although, I know for a fact that I did not partake; I stuck to wine all night. In fact, I don't remember anyone drinking said moonshine or even discussing it.
To be clear, it was not a wild night of debauchery; although, I must admit, that the random, and unexplained, appearance of moonshine seems to refute that fact.
The same neighbor that ended up with our kitchenware started this "tradition" (it's not yet a tradition, but seeing as this was our third such get together in the past year, it's well on it's way to becoming one.) and it is nice to get to know the people behind those front doors.
For the most part, on this street people keep to themselves. So much so, that I never even laid eyes on the lady next door for YEARS. In fact, I didn't even know she existed until the first time we had one of these parties. I only knew that her husband lived there because I would see him mowing the grass.
So, last night my friend from two doors asked me what the "invisible" lady's name was - I said, "I'm not quite sure but I think it's Jennifer...but I'm bad at remembering names of people I rarely see." My very extroverted friend called out, "Hi Jennifer!"
Friends...her name is NOT Jennifer. It's something else that does not even remotely sound like Jennifer. My friend turned to me and said, "You ARE really bad at this." Hey, I warned her; she's the one that decided to jump in with both feet. Now let's see if I can remember this lady's name the next time I see her...
The owner of the moonshine has just been revealed via a group text...although, we still don't know how it ended up here. I believe that will be an eternal mystery.