Monday, January 24, 2011

Be who you are…

Advice from Maxine:

Be who you are and say what you feel... because those that matter... don't mind...and those that mind...don't matter!

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We had a lovely dinner Saturday night with former employees Bill and Jose, along with Jose’s wife Sarah, son Joe and his wife Dahlia, who are new grandparents.  It is always nice visiting with old friends and catching up on who is where and doing what, along with doing a little reminiscing of way back when.

Bill brought Lynne, Sarah and me each a beautiful orchid, and some luscious produce, just picked.  Big smile here.  Fresh strawberries…yum!

These people really matter to us.  We look forward to seeing them every winter.  Jose promises to come for a visit up in Mayberry so he can see all our kids that he watched grow up, and meet our grandkids.  We’d love that.  Really love that.

Dick and I enjoy meeting new folks, but we still always value our long-time friends.

That’s just the way we are.

8 comments:

Barb said...

Maxine is SO right! and she's funny, too!

I really miss Florida. And warmth. And fresh strawberries.

Big, freezy hugs :]

Haley D. said...

I can't wait to see all those guys again one day too! Lots of good memories...

I think Dr. Seuss is attributed to that quotation too, but no matter what, or who, it is oh-so-true!

ivana said...

Ciao Sandy!!!
I think that you all are very sensible people...
Friendship is a great tresaure!
Glad you had that lovely reunion dinner!!!

Have a great week!!!!
Hugs!

Lisa said...

Fresh stawberries? In January? UGH! We won't see any until June. Jealous I am. lol.

Glad to hear you enjoyed the company of good friends. Its as it should be.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

I know your visitors made the day wonderful. It's great to be with friends.

Sandee said...

Seeing old friends is just the very best. I'm glad you enjoyed your Saturday evening/night. So very important.

Have a terrific day. Big hugs from really severely foggy California. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

and one day soon i'm going to get to see you too!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Brian said...

Briney misses all of them too!