Saturday, 4 March 2017
A wholly satisfying day: Thomas's, Taylors and my late night
Panera Bread is a dependable place for a decent and reasonably healthy lunch, I was at their UTC (Saaraota) place yesterday, there to meet my Detroit friends Eddie and Lin Thomas. They were en route from Kissimmee to Captiva here in Florida.
Eddie is one of the three brothers of my late next door neighbour, Edythe Thomas. I got to know the Detroit folks when they came to SRQ to visit Edythe in the day of her mental and physical illness, and then again when they came here to sell up the condo.
Of course we had a splendid time over ,lunch. You know that when time flies, and you spend 105 minutes at a fast food cafe you are enjoying the company even more than the food.
Later in the day I was a P.F. Chang's for dinner with Jonathan and Andi Taylor, Andi's step-mother "J.R", and St. Boniface parishioner Diana Mott Davidson and her husband Jim. Like Panera Bread the food at PFC is predictable and reliable. And just as at lunch we enjoyed lively, spirited and funny conversation.
I did not have so much as a sip of wine as our dinner was a prelude to a visit to Sarasota's Player's Theatre and the last thing I wanted to do was to fall asleep at the show. (True confession time - I snoozed at my oldest sister's Church in Bristol UK, and that was a a morning service. Ne'er mind, my brother-in-law also dozed off that morning!)
The Taylors had gathered us so that we attend a musical called "BIG FISH".