Stepping Back 100 Years!

We have some very talented people at our church who can transform a gym into a great themed venue. Others come up with a menu and cook and serve a nice dinner with dessert to 90 of us. The cast of the murder mystery did a great job, too. We had to find out who killed Chuckles and how they did it. There were several puzzles to solve to get more clues. One table of 8 got all the answers correct and won gift cards to small businesses in our town.

At ‘Carossino’s’ in ‘Chicago’ we enjoyed Cherry Spritzers, a plated salad, cheesy bread, stuffed shells, meatballs with sauce and a lovely triple dessert.

To get into Carossino’s for the evening we walked through a back alley (a transformed hallway in our church) through a phone booth with a false door. We knocked on the false door and were ready with our password to gain entrance.

Photo fail…I forgot to get a photo of the back alley and phone booth!! If photos from our church get posted I’ll ‘borrow’ some to add to this post. Many of the 90 of us were dressed for the 1920’s era.

By the way, it was Blondie who killed Chuckles.

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Valentine Party…

Laurie is hosting a Valentine Party and I’m joining in. Thank you Laurie!

Valentines from the present and past will be represented here.

Hope you feel the love as you scroll through…

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A little Valentine refreshment will be ready for you.

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February 010While attending primary and elementary school my favorite day of the year was Valentine’s Day. I loved receiving each little card placed in a decorated bag on my chair. Did you exchange cards at your school?

These days I like to enjoy a nice meal at home and not fight with the crowds at restaurants. I have no flower or card expectations but if they show up I’m grateful. Some years I send cards and some years I don’t. What are your Valentine Day traditions?