My thanks to everyone who came to my fourth virtual blog party. Many of you traveled long distances so your efforts were especially appreciated. I thought you all might like a souvenir group photo, so here it is. Lots of smiling faces! If I left anyone out, or you were standing behind someone, I apologize.
I realized later that I had posed you in a really tough place so thanks for being patient with me, especially those who had to sit on the retaining wall, kneel between the fountain and tables, and even grin from the pool. You were all good sports.
Okay, mark your calendar right now for this Friday, December 16. That’s when I’m having my fourth virtual party at our house. We had the first in June, 2015, the second in December 2015, the third in June, 2016, and now this one.
One of the many advantages of my party is that you’ll see a lot of old friends and meet new ones as you mingle through the crowd. No one has to bring anything but those who do stick strictly to non-caloric dishes. Sandy loves it because we never run out of anything and there is no cleanup afterward. I love it because so many good folks drop by and keep returning throughout the day as their schedules permit. Guests like it because they often get a chance to ask a question of get some advice or mention an upcoming book or event. And did I mention that these parties tend to last more than one day?
So please come or I’ll be disappointed and so will many others. Also, I hope you’ll invite others to come with you or attend on their own. There’s no such thing as too many guests at my virtual parties. And what better way could there possibly be to celebrate the holiday season?
P.S. You don’t have to dress up. This just happens to be a picture of my M.O.W. that I adore.