One of the group members had brought her dulcimer and played something for us. And I learned a new word today, "luthier" (loo-tee-er) which is a maker of stringed instruments and is indeed related to lute for all you smart asses. So don't let them tell you you're wasting your time stitching with (or like) an old lady. We talked about the days when you had to pay to use a toilet (.10), even in a department store, which came up because in some European countries you still have to pay to pee.
And as you watch the 500, eat burgers, and drink beer to celebrate our country's fallen soldiers, thank them for the free toilets. (With apologies to my foreign readers.)