The above knowledge class aphorism was derived thus:
My Facebook status read:
Beau Weston is grading class analyses of family Thanksgivings.
Oh boy, I'm not sure I'd want my kid writing that paper...
[Diane and her husband were college friends of the Gruntleds. He is a professor]
Susan Weston [Mrs. G.]
I'll try a few guesses of what might show up: Tablecloth brought back from another continent? Hand made candlesticks and/or serving dishes? Every seat at the table has a clear view of at least one bookcase? Most furniture built from low cost kits and/or second hand? Every art work in the room has a story, and at least one of them got told during the meal? The neighbors would be happier if the dining room had curtains?
@Susan - LOL, very accurate! No bookcases in the living/dining room as we have a library with built-in shelves (and some books in storage) and some furniture/dishes from family, but otherwise accurate.
@ Diane - LOL back, every word I wrote was about OUR thanksgiving.
Mrs. G. then observed to me that their living or dining rooms must have some books. Which led to a knowledge-class aphorism from me:
All your base are belong to books.