Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Party

I had a great time with new and old friends at the Christmas party last night. The house is outstanding and decorated to the hilt for the holidays. The food was yummy. But the people, oh the people, were fabulous! This little group has quickly accepted me as their own this year. They have got to be some of the kindest, sweetest people in these parts. I met all of them for the first time at the toga party this summer, except Bart, whom I've known for 20 years and reconnected with through Facebook. (Pictured with me above)

These events make me both happy and sad. Happy because they are so many wonderful people still around and new ones to meet. Sad, for all the ones I've lost over the years, with only memories and no photos to recall the good old days. Mixed blessings and such, I'm still fortunate, regardless of what circumstance I find myself in. It does get better.


Ray's Cowboy said...

I am glad you had a nice time. I hope you have many more in the coming year.

My heart goes out to you for the loss of your old freinds.

anne marie in philly said...

damn, dave, all I see is handsome men for miles! and you and bart make a nice couple!

thanks for sharing; enjoy your new friends!

PS - word is "mopygal", as in "mopy gal", as in "my mood for this weekend".

Ur-spo said...

such is the passing of time; all holidays are rituals are bittersweet as they purposely make us think of the year since last holiday - and what has changed. More important, who has changed. Always a good time to think and honor the dead.

Peter said...

I'm glad you had a nice time, is there BF material around those fellows for you?

Russ Manley said...

Despite all the continuing ups and downs of life, I'm glad to see you've come a long way this year Dave: a fulltime job, money in your pocket, a circle of friends, happy gatherings, things to smile and laugh about.

Keep it up.

TomS said...

It has been quite a year for both of us..all of us, that is....I hope you continue to grow and to surround yourself with good people. Best wishes for the Holidays to you and your family. Hope we can reconnect in the coming year.

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