Monday, February 15, 2010

Mardi Gras Costume Party Feb 13th


Any party where you buy a ticket instead of bringing potluck is definitely going to be an "event! This was the Rainier Valley Rotary Party complete with costumes, glitter, boas, hats, and masks. There was music all night with live music on the main floor and a DJ downstairs. Dancing and karaoke filled the rooms! The elaborate buffet had not only one but TWO kinds of Gumbo.



Sam loves costumes and she found me a sparkling top, red feathered mask, and piled on the beads! Elizabeth and Kees were dressed like they just walked off the boat from the Netherlands. Ruth was a lizard. Tish was so colorful and her hat was so fun. Wim and Kathleen had their masks on all night be we knew who they were. I had so much fun and felt "happy." Ergo, that is why I chose that as the song for a slide show I made.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Past Flew in to Visit


The email didn't say much... basically that if I'm available for dinner it will be unforgettable.  The phone number was from the Midwest.  During a break in my class I called the number.  His voice and laugh were the same.  Mike Devroy was in town!  He is a corporate pilot and had a layover. I can't remember how many decades it has been since I have seen him.  Mike is one of the most important friends from my childhood.  I didn't want the evening to end.  I hope that we get together again!