…One is silver, the other gold.
I’m linking up to ABC Wednesday for O is for Old and for the fact that this post will go on and on! Thank you Denise Nesbitt, Roger, and the ABC team!
One day, four events! I flew from Seattle to Santa Ana (California) on Saturday and had a full day filled with time with old friends!
I arrived at John Wayne Airport at 8:30 A.M. and drove to La Habra, California. My pop and I went to his favorite breakfast spot and I treated him to breakfast. This is what he always orders, 2 sunny side up eggs, hash browns and sausage. He enjoyed every bite of food and each slurp of his coffee.
My pop is now living with my oldest sister and thriving. He lets me know frequently how much he loves the chair Dear and I bought him. Lately he’s occupied with jigsaw puzzles.
At 11:30 A.M. I drove down Whittier Blvd. to our dear friend Alice’s home for a Baby shower in her beautiful back yard!
This is Alice with her son who will be holding his new son soon and this will be Alice’s first grand baby! Alice has always had an open home and is the most hospitable lady. Many of us at the shower have been graced with hours of good times in her home with good food to eat.
The new dad and mom to be with our friend Natalie in the middle praying a blessing on them, the baby and the festivities.
My best friend from college days and beyond, Heidi, with her daughter Nikki.
My nieces Melissa, Michelle and my SIL Kelly.
Heidi, Alice and I had some fun adventures in our college days. Alice lived in San Francisco and we spent time with her there and she came down to L.A. to spend time with us. We hadn’t seen each other for over 35 years!
I caught my sister enjoying her food with my blast from the past friend, Alice.
I took off from the baby shower before gifts were opened to drive on 2 more freeways to get to my high school mini reunion.
We had a great turnout with close to 50 grads from Montebello High School showing up.
I was so happy to see my friend from elementary school days through high school at the reunion. I hadn’t seen her for over 46 years!
Lots of good memories came back to me and I have to admit some of the people that were there didn’t drum up any memories from my dear old brain.
These girls I’ll never forget. Nancy on the left was my good buddy and Anne her cousin is on my right.
I left the reunion after 4 hours and finally headed to my hotel to check in at 6:30.
My dear nephew David and niece Kristin picked me up at the hotel door to take me out to dinner at 7:00. They had been out on a boat with their friends for the afternoon. How sweet of them to take the time and treat me to dinner and catch up conversation.
My hotel experience was good to start with and I fell asleep exhausted since I had been up since 3:15 am. At 1:15 the room next door was visited by some very loud guests who were pounding on the door. I woke from such a deep sleep that I was disoriented and didn’t know where I was for a few moments. My heart was racing. I called the front desk and they said they’d come up and talk to them. It took me a long time to fall back to sleep and then they woke me up again at 5:30 a.m. oye and bother!! When I talked to the front desk in the morning the person behind the desk said they’d take a percentage off my room. When I got back to my room I got a phone call from another person on staff who told me how sorry he was for my experience and that they would comp my room and I didn’t have to pay anything.
One day filled with so many old memories and friends. I’ll put the hotel experience way behind me!