Are you sure The Retreat will be open on Labor Day, Judy asked me via Facebook as we solidified our plans for the four of us to meet for lunch.
I stopped by on my daily lap through the Village of Liverpool while on my break from the job at the library to be sure.
And so it came together.
The conversation was comforting this day after Karen and I had returned from Long Island for the services for my sister Frannie. They offered their understanding and condolences, and we moved on.
They lived in Liverpool when Dave was stationed right in the village when the big daily was so flush that it had suburban bureaus. In fact, they ate at the Retreat often. One of Judy’s great friends and neighbors worked at the library but retired from that job five years ago. Speaking of the “R” word, Judy retired from her teaching job down in Florida after many years of great service after they moved down from Syracuse. They were interested in hearing my dear wife Karen’s account of goings-on at the Syracuse Media Group, what the big daily goes by nowadays. Dave likes his reporting job at the Florida group of dailies better than the editing gig. They were both happy at how much I like my communications tasks at the Liverpool Public Library.
Old friends, now stories.
How very nice, indeed.
Last time we met at Rico’s near Eastwood. Next time, we’ll see. I just know it’ll be great.
When was your last friend reunion, and what did you talk about? Do you go to the same place or change it up, and why? When’s your next lunch out, and where?