Roger and Louise were known to host the biggest Memorial Day picnic in the county. Roger cooked steaks and ribs and hot dogs and brats. Louise made five or six different salads. The rest of the adults brought desserts and soft drinks. The Pulaski family always brought potato chips.
The picnic after Hercules the Lesser finished first grade – Mrs. Pulaski decided to buy a jumbo-sized bag of tortilla chips for the picnic. The exotic looking chips ended up scaring the good people – people who thought Pringles were avant-garde – who milled around the table afraid to touch them.
Hercules the Lesser and Eileen had tortilla chips with lunch just about every day for the rest of the summer. After that the Pulaski family brought Uncle Ray’s regular chips from the Family Dollar and everyone was happy.