Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Holidays

Alan, Josh, Chris, me, Melissa (Josh' wife) and Katie (Chris' wife)

I hope everyone had a good holiday. I did -- but now I need to rest up. We spent a quiet day with friends for dinner. Our son came in early morning on Thursday and we went to Atlanta to pick him up. It was nice having a few days for just the three of us.

On Saturday, we huddled around the television set to watch UGA play Georgia Tech. For the first time in seven years, Georgia Tech beat Georgia. Since GT is Alan's Alma mater -- he was extremely happy. It was finally his year to gloat -- he certainly had to wait a long time.

On Saturday night Alan and I went to a "come see Josh" party. The photo above was taken there. If you have been following my blog, there are two young gentlemen that used to work for me that I continue to follow through their life's journeys. They are both a year older than Alan and when Alan went away to college, these two young men, Chris and Josh worked in the box office of the theatre that I was managing. They had many friends in common and they kind of became my "surrogate sons" for lack of a better word. I'm not sure they would agree that that is the proper word, but it works for me! Since that time Alan, Josh and Chris have all gotten married in the last year or so. Chris now lives in Ft. Lauderdale with his new wife Katie and he is going to medical school. Josh was home for some R&R as he has been deployed in Afghanistan. His wife Melissa just bought a new house and we went to see him and to see the new house on Saturday night. It is not often we can get together with everyone spread all over the world. Josh returns to Afghanistan in a week or so and will be finished with his deployment in July. These young men have been extremely kind to me over the years and are great about keeping in touch. I only wish the best for them. Since Chris and Josh are both huge Georgia fans, the defeat to Georgia Tech was a little more than they could handle.

Now Alan has returned to Washington DC and I need some rest.


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Anonymous said...

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