Tuesday, June 24, 2008

and it's another party

My Friend Steve tended bar with me during that magic time 25 years ago at a little Irish pub.
He found my first gray hair.
He taught me how to dance the Hustle.
We shared a lot of stories after last call in the light from the exit sign.
 
I don't keep up with people I went to high school or college with but all of us from that little bar stay close, even though our evenings consist of tea sipping much more than beer drinking these days.
We celebrated his birthday this weekend

Every birthday is precious because we almost lost him 10 years ago.
He is HIV positive, but doing well.
His partner Vaughn fell right into our family.
Tom was not up to a road trip so I went all by myself

The trip went fine except a raft blew out of the back of a pickup truck and hit my windshield,causing a really scary moment of blindness!
It was a great weekend.
I met some interesting people and enjoyed old friends I don't see enough of these days




and I was reminded so strongly of why I quit drinking tequila that I gave myself the opportunity to quit drinking it again!
I don't think anybody has ever died from a hangover but I may be the first!
Lemons and Love to all,
Marti

7 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Oh what fun! To be in touch with "special friends" from yrs gone by! I love it!!!
Yes, every BD is special, to each of us, as no one knows how many more they have, altho most people try to not think about it.
Hugs to you,
Sugar

deshelestraci said...

Y'all have way too much fun (is there such a thing?!)!  
Traci

shrbrisc said...

looks like you had a great time
hugs
Sherry

rdautumnsage said...

Wonderful celebration of friendship! (hugs)Indigo

plieck30 said...

Happy birthday to your friend and many many more. Paula

bgilmore725 said...

You have so many friends... how blessed you are... you look happy, and young, and well loved by all. bea

lurkynat said...

dearest Marti, so glad you had a great time with your friend!
So glad that he is okay at this point and you partied down!
you go Marti!
love,natalie