Being a word-nerd, I couldn’t help but look up the synonyms for celebrate. Oh, my! What a wonderful mix of options celebrate offers. Here are a few with photos from my archives.
To have fun and raise a glass of cheer most certainly fits the theme. The photo above was taken by Jocelyn when Creighton and I visited her at Priest Lake, Idaho. We were basking in the beautiful scenery at Elkins Resort, near her cabin and making plans for future get-togethers.
In the summer of 2017, Creighton and I attended my 50th high school reunion in Pullman,Washington. We connected with old friends, and made new ones during this celebration that commemorates life when we were young, remembers our history together and honors those no longer with us.
When my father passed away in 2016, I took it upon myself to locate my long-lost cousin, Duncan (center left). He and I were the same age and had been close when we were in grade school. Thanks to linked-in we reconnected. What a delight it was for my sister Diana (center right) and I to meet up with him at Crescent Creek, Oregon. Must say we did a fair amount of toasting to celebrate this reunion!
When my dear sweet friend Joellene married her beau John, they threw quite a party. I felt honored to be there to celebrate them, and to rejoice in the wonder of their union.
Friends since we met in 1982, John, Greg, Ruth and I are compadres. Now all retired and well into our elder years, we make a point of having lunch together once a year to enjoy being together, catch up and celebrate a lifetime of friendship.
“At this festive season of the year,” please remember to be kind and stay safe.🐾