A curious gathering if ever there was one. A world of people, almost all of whom were completely unknown to me. I spent some of the day discussing the pros and cons of Douglas Adams' later works, of The Bored of the Rings, of unemployment and other things. Various obscure 45s were played, some mine, some belonging to others. Meanwhile, the boys played various games outside with other children equally unknown to me. A fun day, and an unusual way to spend the holiday. Back home, and it was trip to the tip, which was not closed for the holiday, unlike the one in Stockbridge MA.