My folks and my in-laws got along swimmingly, as always. Everyone ate what was put before them and praised it glowingly! (The praise was especially complimentary if they had made it themselves, in accordance with family tradition.)
Even Lee Wardlaw's Kitty Litter cake (made famous in limited circles by Lee's far more famous picture book, Won Ton - A Cat Tale Told in Haiku) was accepted with grace, humor, and a touch of hysterical laughter. BTW Lee, I think it tastes even better the next day. Of course, it looks just as bad!
Our dogs were the entertainment committee, ever at the ready with a head to pet or a belly to scratch. They even organized a couple of walks to work off some excess calories.
All in all, I'd say it went off without a hitch, but best of all my family is ready to roll with whatever hitches might come. That was a huge comfort early on, as we prepared to barbeque our first turkey. Ahhh.
Even the turkey was declared to be a success, though, thanks to blessings from brother Carl, we've no doubt. He was with us in spirit on what would have been his 42nd birthday, and we were thankful to have had him only for a short time in life but forever in our memories.