When Mac and I lived in Bridge City, Texas, we had neighbor friends named Earl and Emma Cooper. Many times we would join together for a meal at their or our home.
Sometimes we would just sit on one or the other 's patios visiting. Earl and Mac had an ongoing good natured competition on who had the best manicured yard. One of our favorite things to do as couples was get together for a domino game of "42."
Earl had a workshop built in his backyard. The Cooper's daughter, also named Nancy, gave Earl a sign to hang over his workshop that read "Earl's Doghouse."