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Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:06 PM

Having 35 people over for Greek Easter on Saturday!

Looking forward to it. Except my wife gets pretty angsty about the house looking perfect. But it should be fun!

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Reply Having 35 people over for Greek Easter on Saturday! (Original post)
bif Apr 2019 OP
TruckFump Apr 2019 #1
yonder Apr 2019 #2
bif Apr 2019 #7
Mme. Defarge Apr 2019 #3
Name removed Apr 2019 #4
sprinkleeninow Apr 2019 #5
deurbano Apr 2019 #6
bif Apr 2019 #8
bluecollar2 Apr 2019 #9
bif Apr 2019 #10
bluecollar2 Apr 2019 #11
bif Apr 2019 #12

Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:16 PM

1. Doing Romanian Orthodox Easter this weekend

At a friend's house. Many Romanian friends there. My grandparents on my Mother's side were both born in Romania. Happy Orthodox Easter!

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:30 PM

2. We used to have smaller Easter dinners at our place.

but now usually go to the church Sunday afternoon. What's on your menu beside lamb?

Here's an early Christos Anesti to you and yours!

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Response to yonder (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:08 PM

7. Pilafi. Mac & cheese...

And whatever else other folks are bringing.

Alethos Anesti!

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:34 PM

3. Kali Anastasi!

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:12 PM

5. Kalo Pascha! Hristos Anesti! Alithos Anesti! n/t

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Response to bif (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:22 PM

6. Then help make sure it looks perfect (says another perfectionist)! We're celebrating Greek Easter,

too, but thankfully not at our house. My mother-in-law hosts it out at her vacation home (prefab, not fancy) in the hills near Yosemite, and my husband's cousin will barbecue lamb... and there will be pilafi, etc. Luckily, religion doesn't really enter in to it. Also, most of the Republicans have died off, so that's not the issue it once was.

Except... I just remembered I got really upset when one relative in his 70s started screaming "bullshit!" at me last year when I challenged his rather... creative (shall we say)... take on Jordan Peterson, as he helpfully explained that the only reason women don't reach the same heights men do is because we aren't as mean as men... but Peterson (bless his heart) is willing to solve that problem by teaching us to be meaner. When I happened to gently suggest that if HRC had acted "meaner" she would have been called out for being a b*tch (even more than she already was) because it doesn't actually work that way for women, he yelled "Bullshit!" right in my face-- and apparently considered that a sufficient argument. I pointed to a study where potential voters were given the exact same descriptions for two hypothetical politicians... and the politician identified as male was viewed positively, while the female was viewed negatively. (That also garnered a loud "Bullshit!) Finally, there was my comment about Republican state legislators helping coal companies under-diagnose Black Lung (so fewer qualify for benefits), while also underfunding benefits-- something I thought might be of interest since this is a family descended from Greek coal miners, and my husband's grandmother (this guy's aunt) received Black Lung benefits--but that got a loud "Bullshit!" too.

I removed myself from the interaction at that point, but I was pretty stunned. While he has always been a Republican, he wrote in somebody rather than vote for Trump... and he is well educated... and he has a gay son he adores... and he loved his (now deceased) Muslim, immigrant son-in-law... and he is devoted to his only two grandchildren, who are also Muslim (if not practicing) and dark skinned. He didn't use to be like this, so I'm assuming he's another Fox casualty, but it really shocked me, made me sad... and pissed me off. I had to shut up all those years when my husband's right wing step-father and uncles were dominating the scene... but this guy is only old enough to be my older brother! When do WE get to rant and rave with no consequences?! (Oh, here on DU, I guess; sorry for the hijack!)

Happy Easter! Hope you have a great day!

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 01:52 PM

8. The onslaught begins in about and hour!

And we're just about ready.

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Response to bif (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 10:01 AM

9. How'd it go? n/t

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 01:06 PM

10. It went great!

The food and company were wonderful. The lamb was coked to perfection, if I don't say so myself. It was mostly my wife's family, plus my two daughter's boyfriends. And misc. other boyfriends. Started at 3 and the final guests left around 10.

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Response to bif (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 06:25 PM

11. I'll bet...

I dated a Greek girl in High School.

Their family events are "all-in!"...LOL

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 09:50 PM

12. My wife's Greek

And their events are definitely all-in!

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