Another dear old friend came to town. Pam and I go way back. We have been friends since second grade. She and her husband were here to celebrate Thanksgiving with their son Will. They invited me to a wonderful dinner at the Willard Hotel. Very special!
Will, Pam, and Bob
Pam, Chris, and Bob
The restaurant had photos of many famous people, especially politicians. Here I am with one of my favorites, Hubert Humphrey (D-Minnesota).
We had a very nice Thanksgiving dinner at Marcello and Michelle's house. Michelle prepared a magnificent feast as usual. Michelle's mother Sylvia was there (and worked hard in the kitchen, too) but Nonno Andrea was not feeling well enough to join us. We all missed him, of course. But Arthur and I did bring him home lots of delicious food.
Twenty-one members of the DC Sons of Norway lodge met at the KC Cafe at the Kennedy Center for dinner before the concert by the great Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. A special guest in our group was the mother of the pianist. After the performance we were invited backstage to meet him. A huge thrill!
Betty, Marie, Mette (first three on the left) and Elizabeth, Janet, Chris, and Denise (on the right)
Sissel, Leif's mother, (on the left) and Kristin (second on right) with her friend from Hampton Roads, Sissel's friend
I met my friends Joel and Barbara at Teaism near the Navy Memorial for dinner before going to a Smithsonian presentation. Author Stacy Shiff gave a very interesting talk about her new book, Witches: Salem 1692.
Joel and Barbara
Barbara and Christine
The wonderful mural on the wall in the Ladies Room