Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Ross's Birthday

I have just returned from a wonderful celebration of a good friend’s 70th birthday. Ross Weinstein was the celebrant, along with his wife, Nancy. Another couple, the Ginny and Randy Potter, and a good friend of Ross’s, Hans, who last name I did not get, along with Anna and I made a very lively sevensome. We met at Calabria’s, a fine Italian restaurant in Kirkland. The food was wonderful. Speaking only for myself I started with an Italian beer, Moretti’s. I followed with a caesar salad, spaghetti alla putanesca for a main course, tiramasu and coffee to finish. The others raved equally about their various dishes.

All the participants are members of Family Wanderers, a volksport club, excepting Hans. The conversation was all around Robin Hood’s Barn, or maybe it was Geppetto’s Barn. Nancy and Ross had just returned from an elderhostel in Hawaii and regaled us with stories and photos. Volcanos and exotic flowers as well as other scenery. Much of the talk was about food and restaurants in various cities. Hans suggested that he always looks before traveling to see if the city he is going to visit has a school of culinary arts. He says that he has had some very good meals there. Travel, architecture, libraries, Japanese and Chinese gardens were just some of the topics of discussion. What a fun evening. We should celebrate birthdays more often, say once a month. Especially with meals like this. Happy birthday, Ross.


Blogger Linda Ringwood said...

hey thats great...birthdays are really enjoyable if they r organized properly...Happy Birthday to Ross from me too...u can have a look at my blog to get some cool ideas to amke birthdays more memorable :)

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