Monday, March 23, 2009
Forgetting Troubles, If Only For A Few Hours
Word has it that our St. Patrick's Party was a smashing success! I guess I could tell it was when we had to push the last guests out the door at 2:05 AM - and some of them continued dancing to Sugarland (on a car radio of course) in our driveway before they drove off. I wonder what my neighbors thought? However, many of them were at the party earlier and had the sense to get home and in bed at a more reasonable hour. All of the guests live within a few block radius so it makes for a close and convenient night of entertainment for them.
If you look at the faces in these few photos, you see many smiles - smiles hiding lost jobs, failing health of elderly parents, and a child who is terminally ill with cancer. We all had a blast, we ate, we danced, and we played "name that tune and artist", which is always a hit! Everyone had an evening to enjoy and forget their troubles, even if only for a few hours.
Although I dragged my feet in agreeing to this party (my husband loves to celebrate this holiday), I'm glad I did - I think it gave many people a break from reality for a little while.
Sunday was spent recuperating from the party. Someone tell me how I could wake up with a pounding headache when I didn't even drink!! So not fair. I had hoped to maybe get out and take some photos but that didn't happen.