The important preparation centres around the hebcooler:
Farmers are the same the world over: If you go camping, take the kitchen sink and the fridge and the rest . . . Whatever you do, don’t take TOO LITTLE!
Organise the crew. Peggy makes sure she’s well organised, bloody mary in hand:
OK! Smile Jaynee, Glen, Walter, Pug, Tom (goofing around with his peace sign), Katie, Odie, Gene, Peggy, Jim. Also kids Mary-Kate, Jimmy, Melissa, Jeff, Marsha, Tammy, Clint, who else? Forgot the Mindemann girls and Hrbacek girls’ names . . . . (tried to cheat n look them up in the Apache schoolbook, but I think they were at school in the metropolis of Boone?).
That night the Great Banking Collapse of Apache of 1973 took place:
Trouble is, kids don’t sleep in. (Jim had selflessly volunteered to guard all the hebcoolers overnight . . . )
Stunning people, unforgettable times.