It has been a grand party, thanks to hundreds of you who dropped in or came by. We still have food and drinks everywhere so I decided to leave the welcome mat out again for Thursday. I remember one year when the party actually drifted into the third day!
Come back if you have a minute. Or come for the first time if you never made it yesterday. Tell someone who should have been here and wasn’t to get in gear and come over today. If we’re all partied out and no one shows up today, that’s fine. We had plenty of fun yesterday. We’ll just see how it goes.
Thank you one and all for making yesterday another party for the record books. Sandy says to thank you too. She especially loved the part about not having anything to clean up.
Welcome to our house. I’m so glad you’re here! Please don’t be bashful about letting me know you’re arrived. Click in the small balloon in the upper right corner of this page. If there’s a number in it, that’s how many people have come by or come back to post a comment. Many others will drop by during the day without leaving a note to let me know they’ve been here. My goal is to coax more of them to click on the balloon and come on in to chat.
It’s a chilly day here but the beauty of a virtual party is that there’s no need to worry about the temperature, or wearing a mask, or how you’re dressed, or how much you’re having to eat and drink, and no one ever spills anything, and people come and go and come back — sometimes several times during the day — no matter how far away they may live in real miles. I know I’ll have guests today from folks who live in other countries, and that makes me very happy.
Before we go any father, I want to thank my friends, Joy Acey and Matt Forrest Esenwine, with whom I share the idea of having these virtual get togethers from time to time. These have been going on for a few years now and many of you have never missed a one. When Joy and Matt make it here today, I hope you’ll give them richly deserved pats on the back.
The whole point of these events is to relax and have fun. I’ll do my best to see you when you come in, but this is not the time to be shy. Please announce yourself when you get here so everyone will hear you. If you’re nibbly or thirsty, help yourself to all the virtual food and drinks. We provide some and guests often arrive with dishes, baskets, and coolers of their own party favorites.
Now relax, find a comfy place to sit, and make yourself at home. Welcome!