RE: [ujeni] How things change
Congratulations on the newest addition to the family and an extra kudos for Margaret for surviving such a big baby.
I will always have fond memories of the 10 hour bus ride with Rey to make it to that party with goats on our laps and chickens on our heads. Defiantly I will reserve a date on my calendar for that weekend before Halloween. No promises that I will be there yet but I will have it marked on my calendar.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of Matthew McNulty
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2006 3:37 PM
To: ujeni; it aint ujeni
Subject: [ujeni] How things change
Two part letter.
On Friday the 13th of October, 2006, Mia Marion McNulty was born at 0130. Born at 9lbs 14oz all eyes were on a diabetic baby, but all is good save for a broken left clavicle. Margaret is doing very well and Saoirse is adjusting well to the new little one.
Back in 1995, Gava and the McNurty abode hosted the 1st Halloween gala in of a long chain of revelry. A enjoyable party to be sure with all the usual Peace Corpse fun. Ahhh sweet memory of Gleens and Blowns, and dancing, and costumes, and Malawians bringing a bottle of Fanta to a pot luck, and taking cross dressing Mr Racey into town for more Gleens and upsetting more than one HCN...sweet sweet memories and many good pictures.
The next year Mr Sober and I had a great party in Varanasi India , next to the Ganga river and a wood fires burring ghat. Dead people everywhere, constant stream of mourners and dead and wood to burn them, the dead that is. Carved a green pumpkin, drank a little, smoked a little, hung out with a Canadian Floozy and her Israeli para-military escort.
After that in Seattle and the great north west . Parties every year since. One even with John Gains. Decent party, the big brother that I never wanted, haven't heard from him in nearly a decade. Can you believe we have been away for a decade or nearly so.
So why do I drag you through all of this?!? This is the first year in a long long time that I am not throwing a party. Sigh. Difficult to find a place on short notice after last years venues closed so close to the date. I wanted to share this with those that were there at the beginning. A very close friend and I are planning one for next year and looking for a place right now. Put the weekend before Halloween on your collective calenders and we will see if we can get not only a place but also child care, so no "parent left behind."
Our times spent together are more than missed.
Lots of love old friends,
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