Thursday, August 11, 2011


I forgot to mention how it went last Saturday evening...
We arrived and saw that we weren't included on the table plan...I'd forgotten to RSVP! Bev gave me one of those looks that told me I wasn't doing too good today.

As luck would have it Kirsty, Corrine and Karen spotted us and insisted we come in. I've known Corrine for years and I'm still unsure how to spell her name. Anyway, it was so good to see everyone and we enjoyed chatting and generally catching up.

Kirsty is a down to earth kind of person who speaks her mind and I was mightily relieved she didn't blow me out of the water for not replying.

I was disappointed with my not remembering the names of some of the guests that I worked with just a month or so ago, but after having more than my fair share of the buffet, the old brain cells kicked in.

I spent six years of my life with K, K and C, and you couldn't ask for a nicer gaggle of people...if you catch them on a good day :) Seriously, they are what life is all about. You could write a book about those three and, if Jane was alive, it would have been a best seller. It was a chapter in my life that isn't without extremely fond memories.

I'm feeling a little emotional right now as I remember my friend Dot who was diagnosed the same time as Jane and who has been informed she has, at best, a couple of months before she's taken from us. She is so positive and grateful for the time she has had and, even now, thinks about others more than herself...just like Janey.

Anyway...back to the wedding. It's a shame we couldn't get to witness the actual wedding ceremony, but thanks for the invite to the reception Kirsty and Andrew. You are a lovely couple and we are grateful to have shared a little of your big day.


  1. I can't help but think that you make good friends no matter where you go, Ken. Friends help us through all kinds of events--births, weddings, deaths. In the end, I guess what matters is that they were there for the daily events that we call life. Wishing God's blessings upon your friend Dot.

  2. Hi Ken, I hope all is well, just catching up with your blog, I like reading multiple posts for some reason. Sad about the jug, and interesting about the butchers!

    Best wishes from a cloudy grey Departement 35!

  3. Certain people are inspirational to us, and your Dot is one of them. Sending blessing to her, and to you for being such a caring person.

  4. A beautiful moment with a friend is something to treasure forever.

    Beautiful post in many ways, Ken. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Hi Randi
    I try not to make's too short, but I don't always succeed. Yes, it's good to have friends around. I'll see Dot tomorrow and I know she'll have a smile and hug just to say life goes on.

    Hi Blu
    It's so good to hear from you. I hope all is well with you, too. I'll be in France again in a month and we'll be taking a walk in those woods near you and if we're really lucky we'll bump into you.

    Hi Vera
    Dot really is a special selfless and positive. I've a long, long way to go.

    Hi Septembermom
    Thanks for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment.

  6. It's said that a life well read is a life well lived !Through your fine notes, "we
    enjoyed chatting and generally catching up" also "remembering the names of some of the guests" Many thanks Ken

  7. Bad at remembering names?? you're not alone! You have wonderful friends Ken, and Dot is an inspiration indeed. Thanks for sharing these moments of your day.