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abby moretti January 10, 2013 at 08:34 PM
I agree with you on Funland. What a piece of crap that place turned into! Who owns that land? That needs to be bulldozed. It is sinister in its current form, an accident waiting to happen!
Hollie Gonzalez January 11, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Hi Heidi, I am from Tewksbury. Thanks.
Hollie Gonzalez January 11, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Hi Abby, Thanks for your comment. I do not write for any other blogs, papers or columns. I really appreciate the nice things you and other readers have to say. And specially your sister for reading from another town.
greg January 11, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Hi Hollie, First of all, that mac and cheese recipe you gave last week was amazing. My wife is making it for the game on Sunday. Which leads to my question. My wifes sister and husband and 2 teenage boys are coming over to watch the game (invited or not ) They eat me out of house and home and never ever bring 1 thing. We have requested that they bring sodas, or desserts before, and they came empty handed anyway, the excuse was that they forgot. An excuse before that was that the store they pass on the way was closed. They are just rude. They have money so that is not the issue. How do we get them to pony up? Thanks.
Hollie Gonzalez January 13, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Hi Greg, I would have nothing available for them to eat when they come over. I mean use the same excuse they give you. Tell them that Market Basket was closed. You need to be straight foward with them. It is more of an ignorance thing than anything. You could tell them that you are ordering take out when they come over. Have a menu available for a good restaurant, and let them choose off the menu. Make sure you get their money before you call in the order. No money, no take out. And too bad if they play the "Oh we didn't bring any money" card, then they can watch you guys eat. I think they just might get the hint at that point, or find an ATM real quick. I can't stand whem people play dumb. I mean common etiquette in my eyes, is if you are invited somewhere, especially a family of four, then you should bring something. I always ask the host what is being served, and what I can bring. Even if a host, says something like, " don't bring anything", I still bring something. Even just a dessert or bottle of wine. It is just good manners. Good luck, and go Pats!

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