Look closely and you can see Cammie's cranberry sauce, plus the barbequed turkey, home-made stuffing, a roll, beans, garlic mashed potatoes, yams. USC and Arizona State played on TV in the kitchen. The kids ate fast, then played Wii in the basement. Peggy made three types of pie. A partial selection of the conversation topics: The Apple Cup, the best way to make a pie crust, departed parents, a grandma who needs knee surgery, Coach Dennis Erickson's job hopping, swimming in Lake Washington, the governor's race, a dead goldfish, Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama, and my niece's fiance's brother who is in Iraq near the Iran border. I hope he's with us next year.