Yesterday Larry asked me if I remembered when we were children and our telephones had party lines. We laughed over those days and how if you knew who had which ring, you could just pick up the phone and join in the conversation. That seems a lot like FaceBook to me. Everyone can just chime into the conversation. I resisted FaceBook for a long time, but finally after my son created my account and invited people to be my friends, I had little choice. I enjoyed all the birthday greetings yesterday from people on FaceBook who otherwise would not have known to chime in and wish me happy birthday birthday.
But back to the party lines, yesterday was more like a line of parties. We held a retirement lunch for my former boss of 15 years who will be greatly missed. Followed that with a surprise birthday celebration for me and another coworker. Then we tried to pull off a surprise retirement party for another coworker, but she left early so it fell through.
birthday dinner traditions with them and this was my turn to be the recipient. Dinner began with a refreshing minted peach and cantaloupe soup. The entrée was Brazilian chicken and shrimp with rice. The poached chicken was very tender and the sauce had just a hint of heat.