Wednesday, 16 December 2015
On our way to an evening social engagement in Ocean Park, we dropped off an invoice at Golden Sands, where residents were piling into the bus to have a driving tour of Christmas lights.
Next, we delivered Christmas presents to Mary and Denny at Klipsan Beach Cottages.
Then on to our dinner in Ocean Park. We had dinner at Ocean Park Debby’s house, with the purpose of watching Unknown Passage: The Dead Moon Story, a documentary about a Portland band. I’d seen them several times many years ago in Seattle in their earlier band, The Rats. Debby’s son is now their drummer (and plays bass for Jenny Don’t and the Spurs).
Brought back so many memories of those times. Debby and I are about the same age; her wasband (Allan did not understand that meant her ex-husband, so I had better explain) used to play with the incarnation of the band that came before The Rats. It made me feel good about being kind of…different, here, where I’ve lost touch with most of my old friends from the 80s..I took a few photos inside Debby’s adorable vintage beach cottage.
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Quiet reading time has not started yet. I began a project of reading my old journals, and then we had our North Beach Garden Gang meeting at the Cove Restaurant, with Allan and me, Todd, and Melissa and Dave in attendance.
The Cove won’t be having its Thursday dinners for awhile so we will have to find another venue for our meetings. 😉
Tomorrow: I go deep into memories of old gardens.
Tomorrow: a holiday whirl begins