Thursday, April 08, 2010

Partying on the Patio





It was definitely a memorable day yesterday. Hectic with phone calls from the USA all day, birthday cards in the mail and then the "piece de resistance", lunch with ten delightful, hilarious, gracious good friends.

Usually I don't mention my birthday or make a big deal about it. However, this year I decided to share it with friends and I'm so glad I did. We laughed, talked, told stories and had a delicious lunch. Two and a half hours zoomed by. It gave a whole new meaning for me to the term "ladies who lunch". Two and a half hours for lunch. How decadent.

Many of these women I have written about in the blogs. Gayle, who is the assemblage artist from Pozos. Angie who lived in Haiti for twenty years before coming to San Miguel almost eighteen years ago. Billie of Billieblog. Gay and Alice who have been friends since the very beginning of my move to San Miguel. They've gone through a lot with me - as has Faye who is from Baton Rouge originally. Faye and I realized we were starving at LSU as married students at the same time, but didn't know each other til here. In addition, Matilda and Sebastian's "other grandmother" is there - so beautiful. Deborah has been a feature of the blog a couple of times, both for HER birthday and then riding her beautiful white horse.

Last but definitely not least is the elder of the group - Dogie Lou. I've told stories about she and "Cool Frank" many times. She was the life of the party while regaling all with funny, precious stories of her courtshop with Frank - 40 years ago when she was 41 and he was 24.

I can't share those stories. This IS a family blog. She had us all clapping and laughing out loud.

Isn't that what all this is about? Having the opportunity to laugh out loud with people who mean something to you?
It sure is for me............
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Babs said...

I must comment that the photo of Gayle and Alice didn't print, darn. And I failed to list the name of Matilda and Sebastian's grammy - it is Jean. See, now that I'm in the 69th year, the old mind is going!

Calypso said...

A lovely bunch of ladies indeed!

Charles said...

Wow - very nice - I would liked to have been a fly on the wall!

Katie said...

A belated happy birthday. You are blessed to have so many beautiful friends. Glad you had such a wonderful day.

Al Hernandez said...


It looks like you are having way too much fun. My wife and I plan on being in SMA late May. Would be great to make another friend.

Kay Cox said...

Geez but I so wish I had been there! And I do recognize a few faces. So glad you decided to celebrate and cake to boot. Great pictures and you look wonderful. Mexico has been good for you, my dear!

Todd said...

Happy Birthday Beautiful!