Last Monday
Make-up Exam

Time to Party

Last weekend we went to a wonderful party given by close friends.  The reason for the party, as the invitation said, was “Just Because…” 

About seventy people gathered in a beautifully-restored old mansion.  The youngest attendee was minus three months, the oldest 80-plus. I’d say we knew about 50 percent of the guests.

The host and hostess encouraged us to talk to people we didn’t know, and we did.  But we also caught up with old friends.  Most of our generation is retired, but they are all doing really interesting things.  One, a retired doctor, had just sung eight solo lines in his first opera (having sung in the chorus for years).  Another, a retired dentist is now a sculptor giving his first gallery show next month.

We should give parties to celebrate “Just Because” we can.

 

Last weekend we went to a wonderful party given by close friends.  The reason for the party, as the invitation said, was “Just Because…” 

 

About seventy people gathered in a beautifully-restored old mansion.  The youngest attendee was minus three months, the oldest 80-plus. I’d say we knew about 50 percent of the guests.

 

The host and hostess encouraged us to talk to people we didn’t know, and we did.  But we also caught up with old friends.  Most of our generation is retired, but they are all doing really interesting things.  One, a retired doctor, had just sung eight solo lines in his first opera (having sung in the chorus for years).  Another, a retired dentist is now a sculptor giving his first gallery show next month.

 

We should give parties to celebrate “just because” we can.

 

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