Sunday, November 6, 2016
Memorial Day Flashback
This is not my picture. It was taken by my friend Suzanne, and in fact I'm in the picture, resting my hands on the legs of two of my friends. This was back in 1989 or 1990, on Memorial Day weekend, when a group of us rented a condo on the beach in Florida. I love the easy companionability that this shot conveys.
I was in touch with Suzanne on Facebook a few days ago and she mentioned that she was scanning old photos. I knew she'd taken pictures on this Memorial Day trip, but I wasn't sure I'd ever seen them. So I asked her to send me some. She forwarded 19 shots, and it was so great to look through them. Some of the people who came with us on that weekend I haven't seen for years. Like, decades. A few I'm not even in touch with on Facebook. I have no idea where they are these days.
I remember those shorts I'm wearing, comfy baggy cotton ones with gray and pink squares. I think I got them at Marshalls. I'd completely forgotten about that tank top with the graphic design, but now that I see the picture I remember it, too. Very '80s!
Anyway, what a trip down memory lane!
Yesterday was a whirlwind. French class went well, and I got some laundry done, too. I also took all our sheets and blankets to the laundromat and had them washed. There is nothing better than a clean bed.
Dave and I had a little celebration last night, a dinner at Alain Ducasse with our friends Gordon and Donna. It was ostensibly to thank Gordon, who works with Dave, for covering for him during his illness and surgery last spring. But it was also for my birthday and, well, whatever other reason we could come up with! This was our second trip to Alain Ducasse this year. I think we've broken the bank.