Friday, February 8, 2013

Final Day For Reunion Contest:)

I've attended two, and they are relaxing, informal, and you never know what's going to happen!

Was able to talk, really talk, to two people I really enjoyed being around in Junior High.  Neither of these women had been at the 25th, so it was really great to catch up in a setting where the noise level was manageable!

Myself and friend A, BFFs since 5th grade:)

The group shot of all us ladies (I'm in the back, 2nd from left)

Slightly more 'formal', but a good time was had by all.  Again, reconnected with people who'd never attended any reunions, and also saw friend Melissa, whom I'd not seen since the 20th.

Friend Les, me, Melissa, and Susan

Fred, on the dance floor with the women:)

Final excerpt:)  This one foreshadows Off The Clock:)

“Lisa was telling me about it.  She said the restaurant is open, but not the rest?  Something about it being part charity, part club, part teenage hangout?  And Austin Harmon owns it?”

Brian drained his cup.  “Yes.  Remember how Austin used to get into so much trouble, and spent time in juvenile hall? He won the lottery last year and decided to provide a safe place for kids to hang out so he bought some acreage and began building last fall.  The kids can take golf lessons, tennis lessons, swim in the pool, shoot hoops, play soccer, and get homework help –basically, anything they could want or need.  He’s not going to turn anyone away because of their income level.”

“That’s a fantastic idea,” Natalie exclaimed.  “How about transportation from school?”

“He’s hired one of the bus drivers.  A lot of the programs are still in the experimental phase.”  Brian stood up and fished his cell phone from the pocket of his shorts.  “I’ll give him a call and see if he’s open tonight.”

“It’s Sunday and late,” she objected.  “I don’t want to bother him.”

“Nat…he’s a friend.  He won’t mind.”  Brian had already dialed and was listening to the music in his ear.  “Austin?  How are you?”

Thanks for making this a heck of a release week!  I'll choose my Grand Prize winner tomorrow:)  Have a great weekend and Happy Reading!

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