Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My hometown friends came to dinner!
A group of Wisconsin hometown friends got together here for dinner tonight.
Vaughn and Eileen were on their way back to Wisconsin from their winter home in southern Florida.
They are spending the night at Jean and Ralph's so I offered to have dinner here.
From left to right: John, Eileen, Vaughn, Lynn, Sandy, Ralph and Jean.
We had a great time reminiscing about all those things we experienced in Wisconsin as well as catching up with the latest. There's nothing like long time friends.
Lynn took this photo so I could be in it. You remember Lynn and John since I just talked about them. Jean and Ralph are the first people we met when we moved back to Wisconsin from Ohio. They live in The Villages. I know you can't see the chairs John and Ralph are sitting in but they were Jean and Ralph's kitchen chairs. When they remodeled their kitchen in Wisconsin 40 years ago they gave us their table and chairs. When we were repurposing things to furnish this house we refinished those chairs and 3 similar chairs for the kitchen. We subsequently found another one of them in the basement in WI but it has not been refinished yet. Sandy also moved to The Villages about the same time as Jean and Ralph, neither knowing the other was moving there.
Who'd a thought 15 years ago we'd all live close to each other in Florida? We all had a great time and a delicious dinner. Of course we had key lime pie for desert!
I feel like tonight's puzzle should be a photo from years ago of us but the only one of those I have on my computer is one someone would not want me to share so tonight's puzzle will be Apple Blossom Time. We sat on the lanai where Apple Blossom Time hangs having appetizers and drinks before dinner.