~shared by Rory O’Fee
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Remember back in the day when dad’s company would host “The Annual Company Picnic?” It was one of the best days of the year. The bosses would circle that one summer Saturday where every employee – top to bottom – would be invited to come out with their immediate family and be recognized by the company.
I remember when I was a little kid when my dad worked for Grumman inspecting cockpits on F-14 Tomcats out in Calverton Long Island, company picnic day was one of my favorites.
Naturally as a little boy I idolized what my dad did, he was part of the team constructing the most powerful, bad@** military machine in the skies. On this one special day I got hang out with him and his coworkers at the plant. They would even pull some of the big planes out of the hangars and we little ones got to hop on to a few of them.
The guys were excited. They’d finally unveil the enormous barbecue grills they’d spent the last month constructing out of leftover scrap metal from E-2C Hawkeyes, the dozen or so bocce and horseshoe pits they’d dredged, and the industrial storage bins filled with water balloons.
The day was a blast; there was music blaring, whole families were engaged in hokie group events like potato-sack races, egg tosses. The air was filled with the tangy aroma of charcoal and hickory accented by the searing of what had to be a million hot dogs – and everyone was there.