The unopened bag of charcoal.
The two-inch thick steaks.
The lack of smoke or heat distortion coming off the grill.
The asbestos gloves.
The china plate too small for five steaks.
The BAR-B-Q toque and matching apron.
The gingham-check blouse.
The red knee-socks.
The lemon yellow dress and matching sweater.
The ornamental gourds.
The oversize bowl of fruit.
The man, the woman, the child.
Big Boy Barbecue Book, Tested Recipe Institute, Inc., 1956