Birds of a Feather

5 years ago October 31, 2010

Filed under: The everyday — kcfeather @ 12:40 pm

Five years ago this weekend, K and C were both going to a church retreat.  We didn’t know each other well, but C needed a ride so I offered to give one (in retrospect, it’s not clear why he needed a ride since he had a car). But it was a fun ride over to the retreat center, in the Santa Cruz mountains.  We talked nearly the whole time, and listened to Alanis Morissette. When we got there we had a great weekend. On Saturday night, we went out with a bunch of new friends to a bar in town and thus began the tradition of Thursday night pub night…something we miss a lot now that we’re here in Boston. At the bar, we also met an inebriated gnome (it was Halloween weekend after all, and in Santa Cruz no less). He gave us this form letter (Gnome Letter) to send to our Senator the Gnome and/or Fairy Captors.  Needless to say, it was a fun night. And a fun weekend all around.  At the end of the weekend when I dropped him off, C suggested we might get dinner sometime.  And the rest, as they say, is history…

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2 Responses to “5 years ago”

  1. Kari Says:

    We missed y’all this weekend! Thanks for sharing this memory. The retreat was fun but a tad bittersweet thinking of those who are no longer in our midst.

  2. david andersen Says:

    nor is it clear why K offered to give C a ride when she knew he had a car, or is it?


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