The family receives an invitation from a friend named John to watch a professional baseball game
Later in the week they visit a Civil War (also called the War between the States) battlefield.
This particular ballgame starts on a sunny Saturday morning. Traffic is
backed up on roads
near the ball stadium. Eventually, John parks in
a spacious parking lot and they all enter the busy stadium.
People in This Story:
John (baseball fan);
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You can purchase them at the concession stand inside or just order from any of the
venders here in the bleachers. Oh, look! The teams are
taking the field.
The game will start now. I hope everybody enjoys it.
Yes, John. It is very kind of you to invite us here. You've always been a good friend.
Well, I wanted to return your hospitality. I remember the welcome to your home in the
past. Don't want to seem a mooch.