About 2 hours before everyone arrived, I got the table cleared off. We were expecting 9 people and the table fits 8 tightly. As I looked closely at the table, I noticed a seam. We purchased the table from the previous homeowners. I immediately asked Dale is he had seen an extension leaf for the table.
Someone quickly suggested that maybe it was hidden under the table. Surprise! There it was; split in half and tucked under like a puzzle. In seconds the table became 2 feet longer and capable of hosting all 9 people.
But when we sat down, there were 11! The more the merrier. We made it work! Holiday meals are always open for extra people. We always seem to make more than we need. Leftovers went he with the "20 - something" year old families that were there.