Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Celebrating 25 Years

One of the main reasons we wanted to return to PA this early was to celebrate the 25th anniversaries of my brother and sister-in law, Rick & Denise and our friends Georgie & Tom. In 1985 we were in both weddings a week apart and there was no way we were going to miss this great event. Making a marriage work for 25 years is a really big deal that should be celebrated in a big way. AND WE DID, with dinners at two of Pittsburgh's finest restaurants and enjoyed two great evenings of friendship.
Rick and Denise with a 25th anniversary cup that had originally been given to my mom and dad forty years ago and then passed on to us for our 25th fifteen years ago.
We had a great dinner at Eleven and had a wonderful time catching up as we had not seen Rick & Denise since they flew to Scottsdale for a long weekend in February.
Georgie & Tom. We were not only in their wedding 25 years ago but we also went on their honeymoon which was a four week bicycle trip to Europe that also included Tim and Erin Jones. Tim is in the middle in the picture below and it was Erin we spent the weekend with in San Francisco last year.
The old card club (Sherri & Mike, Di & Tim, Jim & Nanc, Tom & Georgie) enjoyed a great evening at the Grand Concourse where we dined with the newlyweds on their wedding day.
We all gave a new meaning to silliness and spooning after a great meal. I wonder if they gave us a quiet corner because they knew something like this was going to happen.
Just a note to let everyone know Nanc came through the knee surgery (repair of torn cartilage) in great shape and is walking on it less than 24 hours later. This is a much better recovery than with the major knee work she had ten years ago because of a skiing accident when she missed eight weeks of work. It looks like we will be hitting the road near the end of the month as planned.

1 comment:

MarkandRenita said...

Nice spooning collage, The beard makes it much harder!