Friday, November 27, 2015

Old Friends

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 Willard

 The restaurant had photos of many famous people, especially politicians. Here I am with one of my favorites, Hubert Humphrey (D-Minnesota).

 Pam prefers Richard Nixon!


Wells College Roommates - Shlee and The Fost

I was delighted that my dear friend and college roommate was in town for Thanksgiving. We were able to meet for lunch at Clyde's at Tyson's. We had a lot to talk about, of course!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Turkey Day at Marcello's

                                                Chris  Arthur  Colin  Marcello   Christian

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.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Splendid Evening at the KC

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

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lunch with Mary

My friend Mary and I had lunch at Cheesetique in Shirlington. It was her first visit to this cheese shop cafe. We both had the Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Delicious!

Monday, November 09, 2015

Visitor from Norway

I was very happy that Tormod, my Norwegian cousin from Oslo, came to Washington for a visit. It was great spending time with him.

Christian's Football Game

 Chris, Tormod, Christian, and Marcello

Marcello and Tormod
Dinner at The Grand Carlyle in Shirlington Village


Lunch at The Swiss Bakery in Annandale

                      Tormod and Chris 

Farewell Lunch at Clyde's at Tyson's Corner

                       Tormod, Chris, and Bill

                       Tormod, Chris, and Bill

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Double Birthday

I am catching up with my and other birthdays.

My friend Carol and I met at the Silver Diner to celebrate my June birthday and her November birthday.

We had lunch and a three-hour chat. Great time!

We shared a birthday dessert. 

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

New Book On Salem Witch Trials

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