Family gathering. Darkness falls. Fire ignited. Everyone sits around fire absorbing stench of smoke into hair and clothing. Visit until quite late, head for home infusing interior of auto with, you guessed it, 'aroma' of wood smoke.
BBBH and her family think it impossible to have a 'party' after dark without a fire. This is perplexing to me, as I cannot fathom the logic behind it, unless it is an atavistic throwback to cave days, and they all want to get their primitive on.
(Good one, Vanilla. How many redundancies did you work into that last sentence? Btw, BBBH is upset with you for posting this, "the least important thing about the whole get-together.")
[Happy Birthday Matthew in Moscow!]