Bleacher Hospitality

Last Saturday night the air was balmy and the boys of summer were playing under the lights. This is Little League majors division at its finest.

Our job as parents: be great fans. It’s not so hard when you have parents like LeeAnn and Glen. They are low key and loyally show up for every game and enthusiastically cheer for their 12-year-old son and the team.

Word spread quickly down to my end of the bleachers when LeeAnn said: “Barbara, we have cheese and crackers down here. Tell everyone down there to come down here.” It didn’t take us long to check it out. It wasn’t fancy but it was just what it took to make the night game even more festive and bring everyone together. A plastic, pre-packaged tray filled with a variety of cheeses, pepperoni, olives and a few packs of crackers made a party. Add some red-cup libation and that is what I call Bleacher Hospitality.

Parties, get-togethers, shindigs, whatever you call them don’t have to be fancy — they just have to be spirited and from the heart. Thanks, LeeAnn and Glen. You know how to throw a party!

P.S.: Our team won and our son hit his first out-of-the-park home run. I’m glad I can record the stat in this blog to live in virtual perpetuity because I gave up hard-copy scrapbooking a long time ago. He would be mortified if he knew I’m writing this.

Here’s to all the boys and girls of summer and their loyal fans. Now go cheer on your favorite team!

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