Hometown Happiness

Home is where we park it these days, but there is always something special about returning to your Hometown. This past weekend I flew back to Philly to attend my (almost) 50th high school reunion. (It was combined celebration – technically mine’s not until 2019, and I wouldn’t want you to think I’m any older than I actually am!)
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Since it had been well over a year since we made it to the Doylestown area, this seemed like a great time to do some catching up with friends. Gary opted not to come (he went to a different HS so he wouldn’t know anyone and while I had a long list of girl friends I wanted to see, his list was a fair bit shorter) so I filled my 4 day weekend (and my heart) with as many visits as I could!
Of course I failed to get pictures of everyone I got to see 🙁 , but here are some of the highlights –
Jan and Janet (I was staying with Janet!)
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dinner with my quilting ladies (where the restaurant manager finally bribed us with baked goods so we would leave!)
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breakfast with my birthday buddies, Connie & Bonnie
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and of course, the High School Reunion!
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I hate to admit that this is the only picture I took that whole evening! It was quite a gala affair, and I confess to being a big overwhelmed trying to find folks that I knew well in high school but had sadly lost touch with over the years. It was wonderful evening – I’m so glad I went! I just wish I had gotten more contact information from the folks that I did have a chance to visit with. Next time, right?
The weekend came to a close much too quickly, but I’m so thankful that I made the trip.
But the fun continued even when I returned to Oklahoma!
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Instead of Gary picking me up, the ladies on the project came to retrieve me and we had a lovely “Ladies’ Day Out”.
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It was a beautiful day to wander around Oklahoma City,
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and the fact that we made a stop at a cupcake shop should not be held against us.
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Besides, it made for a very colorful group shot!
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We also did our part to support the local OKC economy –
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By the time I made it back to my dear husband, I was exhausted.
But oh-so-full of wonderful girlfriend vibes!!

On this first day of November, the “Gratitude Month”, I want to give a thankful shout-out to all my dear girlfriends who welcome me back to town (regardless of how long it’s been) with open arms and open hearts!

5 thoughts on “Hometown Happiness”

  1. It was such a joy to have our birthday breakfast ( and cake) again. God has been so good to bless us with this time together for so many years! Glad you had such a nice time at your HS reunion, a good flight back,and another GF day! As promised, I prayed on my ride home on Saturday. An hour later Steph and her family surprised us with a visit from VA! for Bills birthday. (Jon & Dave kept a good secret.) What a great day that was. Til next time– God love & bless you.
    I love you (&Gary), too, Bonnie

  2. What wonderful friends and good times!
    So glad you made the trip(s)!
    Time to rest now for awhile.
    Shalom blessings!

  3. That birthday breakfast was a joy, wasn’t it?? Our birthday month has officially begun – and I’m so thankful I got to get an early start to it with breakfast with you two!! Till next time, for SURE!! love you back!

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