What was the best part of the party for me? I could say that not raining was the best part since the party was outside. I could say the food, since it was the FIRST time I'd ever had Paella.
But no, the best part was the friends old and new, some of whom drove hours just to celebrate with us. The friends who couldn't be here who took photos of their collections and sent them to us. The friends who called or took us to the Players or out for drinks in the following weeks.
I'd include the music, which was the first time I'd ever learned of murder ballads or death folk (google that and be amazed).
Again, it it weren't for all our friends we would have had a lonely evening, so-----
Thank You to all who came, sent well wishes and pottery photos
and gave us presents. We probably didn't get to talk to everyone but we did try.
Thanks also to Nick Hoover and Jess Holland: 'Death Folk' for their amazing and beautiful music;
Scott McEvoy Culinaria for making that yummy paella which everyone raved about.
Thanks most of all to our children- Vanya, Tim and Carly, Shannon and Ella and granddaughters Taylor and Isabelle--everyone got a chance to help us prepare and host this party and for that we are forever proud and grateful.