Random question: how to seat 23 for Thanksgiving dinner (because daughter's BF brought brother plus sis brought in-laws plus nephew brought friends plus friend brought friends). Answer: eat outside, adding dining table plus extra table to patio furniture. 80 to 90-year-olds wore jackets, but 60-and-unders were perfectly comfortable in shirtsleeves because of unseasonably warm weather. (Global warming? Or random weather variations?) I've always been willing to add "just one more" on holidays, but seriously, folks, 20 is the maximum for a comfortable sit-down meal in my house. I can't imagine rejecting a guest due to space limitations, but should I say "no" at some point or or continue to hope that things will just work out? Happy thought: they're all gone now, and we have just the right amount of leftovers.