Thursday, 12 March 2015

My "magic" week continues: a gathering of friends.

Nine of us, (priests and spouses),  who have deep connections with St. Boniface Church, Siesta Key, FL  met today for lunch  at "Kacey's Seafood and More"  on Fruitville Rd.  here in SRQ

Kacey's is the place to be for delicious sea-food at reasonable prices.  It was "hopping" today, so we had to wait about half an hour for a table.

 (The restaurant does not take reservations -  they do not need to do so as their business is booming). That was no hardship,  because we enjoyed each others' company outside in  the warm sun, and because we especially wanted a table for nine.

We especially valued the gracious service of the "wait-staff" for whom it was no hardship to push two tables together, and to deal with a party of nine who needed four separate checks (bills).

The staff, in turn, appreciated our patience, and told me so.

THAT BEING SAID  -  it was such a joyful blessing for these nine friends to be together: to eat well,  to rejoice in our mutually caring friendships, and to be united in our deep love for St. Boniface Church.

I COULD NEVER HAVE IMAGINED  when I retired (back in 2006) that I would discover new friends, and that my life would be enriched by them.   But it has happened, and for that I am deeply grateful.


(The photo's are "candids" not posed)

l-r Wes Wasdyke, Ted Copland, Judy Copland, Jack Chrisman, Donna Chrisman

Cindy Wasdyke, Wes Wasdyke

Ralph McGimpsey, Andi Taylor.

l-r Jack and Donna Chrisman, Andi Taylor

Our dearest Jack and Donna Chrisman

Andi Taylor, jmp, and Cindy Wasdyke

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