The Mikes squander their inheritance, take up residence in a pigpen, and eventually beg to come home. Just like in the late Ms. Tem's fictional family horror novel Prodigal. Sure, the older brother gets jealous and the father kills the fatted calf for the welcome-home feast, but in the end Jeebus was right—wasn't he?
IT'S COCKTAIL TIME!
- Take 2 cups of watermelon and purée with a sprig of fresh tarragon.
- Open a nice, cold grapefruit beer, like Ballast Point's Grapefruit Sculpin of Schofferhofer's Grapefruit Hefeweizen.
- Pour beer into a pilsner glass to half full and then fill remainder with watermelon purée. Stir gently and drink.
closing music: "Howl" by The Family Crest (You are commanded to see them when they visit your town)