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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A nice reunion

Hello everybody, hello followers!  I think we have a couple new ones, welcome, welcome!

Yesterday was a nice reunion day for me, I got a chance to have lunch with a few retirees from my agency that I haven't seen for awhile...in some cases it's been years! The members of this group have been meeting for quarterly lunches for approximately 10(?) years and, since I retired on June 3 of this year, I was the newest member. I'm in, I'm officially retired!

Yesterday's lunch was held on the lower deck of Ben's home in Upper Marlboro....
We mingled while Jerry deep-fried whiting on the deck

My friend Joyce retired about 3 years ago, see the large smile?

There was plenty of good food!

After lunch, a few of us took a walk around the huge back yard; Shirley and Valeria led an impromptu exercise routine to the music. Shake that food down!

I found this bridge interesting; it crosses over a railroad track and goes into the woods on Ben's property.  I think it's about 30-40 feet long. 
That's Jerry, Shirley, Gerry, Valeria and Michelle

Michelle and I paused in the swing porch(?) with Elois.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, maybe that would be enough to say what a wonderful time we all had. It was great reuniting with people I'd lost touch with, and seeing others I'd only gotten a chance to chat with on the phone for such a long time!

Reunions, no matter what size, are wonderful things... sew forth and sew on


  1. Good food, good friends - and a beautiful back drop, lovely place! Hmm, dare I ask?? You are enjoying retirement??

  2. I'm right there with you Girlfriend!! I retired from teaching in Dec. 08 and haven't looked back! I di love retirement...more time to sew but it's always good to reconnect with former colleagues and friends. Looks like you had lots of good food and fun.
    Hop on over and visit me! You have been busy and haven't stopped by recently. I miss my blogging followers/friends
    Gmama Jane
    Gmama Jane

  3. Kook like a good time was had by all!


  4. Wow, I want to be there....looks like you were over the top involved...you know I sew love coming here..love your blog look really do..

  5. What great fun you all must have had. Looks like a great reunion/get-a-way for you ladies.


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