This weekend we hosted a backyard party which was a reunion of six couples (and their kids) who met in our college choir (tenors and sopranos).  Our kids had a good time together and we got caught up and talked about past choral triumphs.

Traditional for when we get together is the playing of a game of croquet. And traditional at the beginning of this game is the singing of the National Anthem. If you think that six men who sing well and like to sing, and are skilled at singing parts doesn’t result in a rockin’ great rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, think again.

Our wives, 100 feet away, stopped their conversation and listened. And clapped afterward.