Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Vassar 'girls' get together
Ten friends from Vassar got together over the weekend, one coming from as far as Seattle. We met at our friend Alice's house outside of Boston for a weekend of eating, talking and hanging around.
Alice and Melanie get an A+ for doing the working out the logistics. I have kept in touch with a couple of my classmates, but others I hadn't seen since college. It was really quite amazing how I got to re-know these smart, interesting women in two days.
We talked about everything – careers, marriages and divorces, children, favorite professors, and how lucky we were that the "white lightenings" we drank at Pizza Town across the street didn't kill us.
On Saturday afternoon, some of us went to the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, a beautiful mansion built in 1903 to house Gardener's large collection of art.
I don't drink much, but when the margaritas started flowing before dinner on the deck Saturday night, they tasted pretty good. Someone had the idea of going around the table and giving everyone five minutes to say something about their life or about what they wished for. There were some interesting revelations. I used my time to wish for one thing: health and safety for me and my loved ones.
Here are some photos. From top to bottom, they are, The Group on the deck at Alice's; Alice, Katryn, me and Joan across the street from the Gardener; Joan making margeritas; and Melanie and Annamarie cooking on the grill.