They congregated up in the hills, far away from judging eyes. The Beckers were the first to arrive, Karl with his thinning reddish hair which made him look older than his thirty-five years. But he was still known for his endurance. His wife Inge, buxom and blonde was going to turn a few heads at the gathering as well.
The Krammers came next, Eric with his gym-built physique and rippling six pack was going to be one to watch, though his wife Ursula had been one of last year’s favourites in her own right. As they climbed out of their range rover, a Volvo pulled in behind them on the mountain lay-by. The newcomers Will Dunker and his girlfriend Heidi Schmitt nervously joined the others and asked if this was “the right place.”
Soon all eight couples had gathered on the windblown hilltop. The organiser, Gunther Bitmann signalled for them to step to the lee of the hill. He then unbuttoned and removed his duffle coat and the others began to follow suit. Then he said, “Welcome to our 2019 mixed-doubles yodeling contest.”