Friday, July 14, 2017

Weekend visit with old friends.

It was really sunny outside.


We ladies in the photo all met back in '89 in California. This picture* was taken at a back garden gathering in honor of T. who was recently in town from London. I think the only reason we all do get together, at this point, is because of T., to be honest. Although we don't see each other regularly, we do seem to fall right back into place when we are together. The conversation flowed and lots of laughs were had. What more could one want?


The next day, the same group plus a few more folk met in Golden Gate Park to skate on eight! I may have been the only adult to have a pair of 'old school' wheels. Most of the others wore inline skates. I was too busy skating to even think of taking pictures. I think someone took a video, but I haven't seen it yet.


Post-skate, post-dinner pic.

The whole weekend was action-packed & filled with familiar, friendly faces. I was reminded of how social I once was & how much I miss it, to be frank. It was certainly easier to get together back when we were 'twenty-somethings' then it is now. Pre-proper jobs, pre-families we hardly needed an excuse. House parties back in the 90s were a particular favorite past-time. -don't miss the hangovers tho'.

I have an upcoming opportunity to learn the game of Bridge from a friendly retiree who lives in the vicinity. She's currently 'polling' those of us who are interested to see what days would work best. I'm keen to join in & I hope to both get the hang of the game & meet some nice women to boot!




*That's me with the crooked teeth up front.

8 comments:

  1. You mean the baby of the group :) It is fun to get together with old friends, though we are the same. We don't get together so much any often. My Mom used to play Bridge though I don't have a clue. I think you would enjoy it.

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    1. I hope it's not too complicated. I just hope to keep up & have a nice social interaction.

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  2. Love those smiles. And the crooked teeth add character.
    My social life is virtually non existent now. And part of me misses it.

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    1. I didn't know how much I missed it until the jam-packed weekend reminded me. *sigh*

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  3. That diamond in your nose is about the same size as the ones in H.I.'s shoes.

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    1. Would that it were! Distracted you from the crooked teeth, eh?

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  4. Old friends are the best. Bridge, eh? I didn't know anyone still played. (My grandparents loved it. They tried to teach me, but it didn't take.)

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    1. I think my nana was partial to gin-rummy. I'm hoping Bridge doesn't go right over my head!

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