Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another Party

My family in the States thinks that we are quite the social animals when we are at Woodstock. In contrast to Goshen, where we tend to live a more hermit-like existence, it's certainly true.

Saturday evening we were invited to a 50th birthday party of a staff member, held at the Highlands at Rokeby, a lovely party spot at the top of the hill. I haven't walked that far yet, so we went on the motor scooter. And I needed to get home fairly quickly in good time for a conference call (morning in the US, evening here).

Mary Ellen, the birthday nominee, and her family came to Woodstock in 2010 after meeting a former teacher by chance at a Seattle event. The former teacher is a friend of ours, and when we visited her soon after the chance meeting, Mary Ellen came to meet us. So we feel a little bit responsible for this wonderful family coming to Woodstock, where they all contribute so much.

Pete, Mary Ellen, Dot, Elizabeth (M.E.'s daughter) 
Mary Ellen's dad in front (her mother and brother were there, too), other guests in back
Mary Ellen starting off the buffet
Lemon chicken, mashed potatoes, baked vegetables, salad, garlic bread. Delicious, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert!
Upasini in her bright blue dress

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