"Most people would say 'That's too much trouble, let's just play it safe and eat dinner #6 at Hong King Lum,' write one check for the bill, then go home and go to sleep early like everybody else."
From Jamie Fong

Great work everyone! I thought it was the grandest time ever on Volz Drive. It is hard to believe that we actually had a big old tent, a full sized stage, three different sound sytems, a fantastic hula show, a tiki bar with three types of beer on tap, all 15 grandkids performing, the backyard players, a full buffet dinner, a jazz trio, 250 people, and 300 issues of the Fong Bee... all on our driveway and front lawn. I commend Joe for stepping over the boundary and doing what people don't normally do. Most people would say "That's too much trouble, let's just play it safe and eat dinner #6 at Hong King Lum, write one check for the bill, then go home and go to sleep early like everybody else." But in true Fong style, he and pops went for it all.

By the way, the food was very good too, but the food itself didn't really matter. The show was grand. And the impresario of the backyard made a good call. The gong and the March of the Siamese children was an excellent beginning. Most people write shows and then go get the props and actors. We somehow mangaged to write the show, so we can use our props and actors. The joint venture of the impresario of the backyard, the impresario of the frontyard, and the backyard players made for an unbeatable performance. And the committment given to the show's rehearsals was very impressive. Everyone took time out from what they were doing and drove a long way to be there. Joe's office space was the perfect meeting place for both rehearsing and dining. It was a lot of fun to get together with all the kids and play music, run around, and eat dinner. Even if the party didn't happen, it still would have been a worthy cause.

But even though the big party and show is over, there are still a lot of cool things to look forward to. Fong Camp 99 is coming up soon, Fong Tour 2000 is coming up in less than a year, and the Music Circus should be about due to perform the King and in the next year or two. So keep up the enthusiasm, energy, and excitement all you Fong Bees. Mother is now 70 and she still has it. So can you. Long Live the Red and Yellow Knight! Blizzard Beach! Slime On! Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera.