As we sit in the lounge area of DFW awaiting our flight home the memories of this weekend are still so vivid, so fresh in my mind. I haven't yet processed all that happened this weekend, but I know that I am a far richer person this morning for having spent this time with my "long, long ago" friends. Thank you to all who gave the sacrifice of time to spend time with your "long, long ago" friends. I am truly in your debt.
Sunday, the night after the banquet finale, I was exhausted mentally from the past three days. I don't know about others, but this kind of experience tends to drain me.....in a good way mind you, but drain never the less. I spent time up in TLE's sister's suite where Phyllis (the aforementioned sister) prepared a wonderful brunch for us, and we sat talking with some friends, and family who had not yet departed. TLE and Phyllis are great cooks......I have always told them I don't worry about what they are making to eat, because I know I will like it. We sat and talked for a while as friends and relatives came and went, and then I went downstairs to lay down for a while and just kind of "coot out" for a while. I turned on the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and watched a great first two sets between Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.....ultimately Serena won the third set 6-1, but the first two sets were women's tennis at its finest. It nice to sit and reflect, but not talk.
Around 7 pm I got a text from TLE (she was still with her sister) that I should meet them in the lobby because we were going out to a local rib place. I was downstairs in a flash and we were on our way to "Big Rack Ribs".......this is funny....a little.....when I asked TLE where we were going I thought she said "Big Rat Ribs".....of course you can only imagine the thoughts that went initially through my mind. We were joined by Phyllis, John, Bill and Gary for a wide ranging conversation covering many, many topics. It was a very nice way to end the weekend.
Our flight out of DFW is at 6:10 am, so we got to bed by 10:15 knowing the alarm would jolt us awake at 3:30 am....it's going to be a long, long day, but it will pass quickly as I remember fondly the weekend with my "long, long ago" friends.
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