|50Somethings - Sunday 'Lunch' -
At The Grange
|Helen & Dave
With the main event of the weekend having taken place the previous evening was there something for everyone to look forward to at this last event of the reunion? Or would it be an anti-climax? As it turned out the answer was, more of the same.
Although it was described as Sunday Lunch - which it was originally going to be - ,because of the number of people expected ( or was that hoped for? ) it became a buffet which suited the day better as it was organised as a drop-in, with attendees ( partners were also allowed at this event) arriving at any time after the middle of the day until 7.pm.
This arrangement was ideal as it meant that as the conversation flowed and the laughter rang around The Grange, we just never knew who was going to arrive next, to add their memories and thoughts to the cauldron of merriment -'Robbie' estimated that around 70-80 people attended during the day. Schooldays, family, careers and much more were on the agenda. But laughter and fun was the order of the day. One subject that was still very much on everyone's minds was the great event the previous evening, the reunion itself; how it exceeded everybody's expectations, the euphoria, atmosphere and laughter. And the one thing every person there agreed upon, the wonderful job done by the organising committee, particularly 'Robbie' Robertson.
Jill, Linda & SusanThe only problem with everyone having such a good time is that the day passed all too quickly and as the arranged finishing time drew nearer some people drifted away, while many others found it difficult to do so, not wanting to have to part and admit that the weekend - which had been so looked forward to - was at an end. The Grange staff presumably aware of the dilemma kindly allowed the time to be extended. How things were by that time are made clear in Robbie's email after the event when he said, "My apologies to the guys who I sneaked away from this morning (Monday) without a final farewell - Fiona Macs words and the group hug with Fiona, Dave T and Visty as we left the Grange (around 9:30) on the Sunday night left us all in tears and I couldn't face it again this morning!!" Those feelings summed up the whole weekend very well.
Anne & Maureen
Someone, Margaret & Mike
Sheila & Eric
who, who, irene, bill & who
Dave & Visty