Our daughter Robin Williams and son Jeff Harrison threw us the best anniversary party ever yesterday on our patio. We’ve never had a party just for us before and it was fantastic. We were surrounded by family, friends, and neighbors, the weather was perfect, and every detail was attended to beautifully. We’ll never be able to thank our “kids” enough for what they did for us.
Special thanks to our son-in-law Tim Williams for preparing the best brisket for the best sliders in the history of the world and to good friend and neighbor Linda Goodman for her contributions of ideas, labor, and food. Background music for the afternoon was provided by gifted artist Bob Ranney. It was some party.
What a birthday I had! Sandy, Robin, and Jeff made every bit of it special. It was truly a day to remember.
To all the friends, family, and loved ones who called, wrote poems, and sent wishes, thank you! I did my best to keep up but at one point I fell behind with my thank-you notes and then Facebook went haywire and I was no longer able to post anything. It was very frustrating. I hope you know that I read and loved each reminder that we all live in the same community.
This morning it’s back in the wheel for me. Lots to do before we head back to Missouri.
Yesterday was the last day of our lease so it was all hands on deck to take down shelves, take out trash, and clean up and haul away the final loads of odds and ends. To relieve the tedium, Jeff and friend/neighbor Linda Goodman engaged in a duel with yard sticks. You have to take your grins where you can find them.
Thanks to Robin, Tim, Jeff, and Linda for all their help. We were nearly too weary to stand by the time we finished at 8:00 or so last night. Now we have everything that was left of Gamble’s safely stored so that Sandy can greet customers and go about the business of placing remaining merchandise for sale online.
If you’d like to see one of the benefits of goo foffing, here are a couple of examples of the results.