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THE FAMILY REUNION
My friends, the Rodriguezes, had a big family reunion last summer. They hadn't been together since the late 1980s, according to Carmen, and there were many cousins she hadn't seen since then and some new babies she'd never met before. "Aunt Flo and Uncle Silvio's family had really grown," she said. Flo, who already had five kids of her own, had divorced and remarried and Flo's and Silvio's kids like a bunch of elves filled a minivan and two taxis. Fortunately, Flo and Silvio have PhDs in psychology with good incomes to match. "We should've leased buses for everyone," Carmen added.
They had their big dinner down at that place owned by Joe Pagani, Pagani's Ristorante, Illinois's most popular and expensive restaurant. It was jammed and families kept arriving in bunches until some people ended up sitting on boxes and benches. The waitresses went crazy keeping up with the orders, especially with kids ordering from the children's menu. When it came time to pay the bill, they couldn't find Agnes's purse, and she had collected all the money. They had a lot of laughs about washing all those dishes until Uncle Antony found his baby girl, Eutrusca, curled up under his chair, sound asleep, using Agnes's bag for a pillow. Eutrusca hadn't waited for her grandpa's long after-dinner speech to put her to sleep.
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