Delighted to be Invited!
Held in the glamorous Feale Room at the Listowel Arms Hotel, this party included friends from around the world, incredible music, food and dance. The "6 to 9 Club" was there, along with some pub theater celebrities and even an Elvis! Once more, I was overwhelmed at the warm generosity and sense of community in this town.
I don't ever go to parties alone. Walking into this one by myself was another first (when in Ireland, wear your big girl pants). But here's where things become truly magical...within ten minutes, seeing faces I knew from my last trip here, receiving welcomes and hugs and smiles - I realized I knew more people in that room than I knew in my own neighborhood at home. It might have been Carol's birthday, but the greatest gift was surely mine. Her invitation (spur of the moment, generous and welcoming) allowed me to count the blessings I've received as result of this residency in each of the familiar faces and smiles.
Now I have no way of knowing the real story behind this event, which occurred outside our "Window Theater" at about 6 o'clock the next morning, but it seems to me someone might have had one too many adult beverages that night...our beloved sign and holiday music speakers are now leaning precariously. We may have to ask Santa for a new one.
12/3/2017 03:23:54 am
What a wonderful party! You look splendid! Who was the birthday Girl?
12/3/2017 07:02:10 am
Carol! Thank you! Birthday girl is the last photo on the right...GORGEOUS at 80 years young!!!
12/3/2017 08:27:25 am
Looks like it was indeed a joyous event with many happy, smiling faces!
12/3/2017 09:11:28 am
It was! Incredible fun, and excellent food as well! Wish you were here!!! xo
12/4/2017 09:53:03 am
Janine! Those quarter moon eyes, those full moon cheeks! And the WOOD! Your use of the wood is exquisite, Jen.
12/4/2017 03:26:49 pm
Oh gosh, thanks Dotty! I love the wood. Love what it does without my even trying. Thank you!!!
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