ONE LITTLE WORD: MARRIED
25 July 2022
friends Stephen and Richard were married in Hawaii earlier this year.
Today was their reception, held at the Cline
Cellars winery in Napa. It was pretty much the first group party we've
attended in two years.
It was a more or less small group of guests, all of whom are some of our best
friends in Davis, people who got together through the now defunct Davis Comic
The best part of the day is that we've been having a tremendous heat wave, but
this day's weather was perfect. Warm enough be comfortable without being
I have to admit that every time I get together with a group like this, whom I
have not seen in a couple of years, my first thought is always "my God, have
I aged that much?" The answer, I assume, is "yes."
We are all older, fatter, greyer, more wrinkled, and more infirm. (I had
my walker and there were three wheelchairs in the group). with a couple of
exceptions of people who never seem to age...
...but as we we start to get caught up on each other's lives, the years melt
away and they are all as I remember them.
The winery provided a magnificent display of hors d'oeuvres, all of which were
vegetarian as Rich is vegetarian. But they were all delicious.
And actress Charlotte French had created a magnificent cake.
The best part was the top, where she had created a Chihuahua with the help of
her 3-D printer.
And at the end of the day, we were sent home with boxes of chocolates.
Trying to get to the freeway, Walt and I managed to get in the middle of a
gazillion fans, who were leaving whatever event was being held at the Sonoma
Raceway (I think it was a drag race). We drove at 20 mph or slower for
what seemed like forever, but it gave me the chance to read a chunk of my
current book, Obama's "Dreams from my Father," which was published in 2004, so
his views when he wrote the book are quit interesting compared to where he ended
But we got home around 7:30 and I collapsed and slept the better part of the
night, from 7:30 until about 2:30, then went back to sleep until 5:30 and after
6, went back to sleep and slept until 9.
Best part of the day was how well my hearing aids worked. I had set them
for the "socialization" setting, and didn't have to ask anybody to repeat
anything and didn't feel I missed anything.