Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

Remembering Citrus High School

Written by Patti on May 19th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

You know what warms my heart?  By now, I’m sure you know that it’s Eric and my crazy dogs. But my friends come right after that. And tantamount to that is getting to see old friends after a long absence. I always consider this a precious gift.  One of those precious gifts recently came in the form of seeing childhood friend, Maureen. Bestie John, Eric and I met up with Maureen at Park Tavern in Atlanta while she was visiting our city with Carly, the daughter of another of our classmates (honestly, where has the time gone?)

I picked Park Tavern for their view of Piedmont Park and the city. There really is no better view in town.

Our Beautiful Atlanta

Rain was forecasted for our dinner together, but all the tables are under umbrellas, so no worries. Eric and I arrived first, then John and then our guest of honor, Maureen, with sweet Carly.  We picked a table with the best view of the park and the skyline. Frankly, the food wasn’t really a consideration here. But we did have a few nice plates of hummus and wings.

My Darling, Eric

Hummus and Flatbread

John and Me

Maureen and Carly

Maureen and her siblings, Eileen & Kevin, are the most creative people I know. Maureen is the owner of a video production company, Eileen is an accomplished photographer and Kevin is not only a fantastic voice over talent, but also acts in high end productions in Washington, DC.  When Maureen, Eileen and I were in elementary school our playtime included our own filmmaking company, Rolling Ball Productions. We still laugh about it.

We had the most wonderful visit. Maureen has kept in touch with everyone and caught us up with all the news. I thought I was doing well to keep up with two friends from school and a few others on Facebook, but Maureen is astonishing in her ability to maintain all these friendships. We talked about friends I hadn’t thought of in years. It was the greatest reunion.

And Maureen seemed exactly like the same redheaded girl I knew from so many years ago. I mean, we were girl scouts together!

Maureen & John Recreate Their Homecoming Photo

Yup, Maureen and John were each other’s date for CHS homecoming.  I went with a group of girlfriends. Maureen, if you have the original picture, I bet John would love to see it! Me, too!

Three Childhood Friends

John, Maureen & I Ham It Up By Someone's Rolls Royce

Maureen, thanks so much for visiting!  Hope to see you, Eileen and Kevin all on Labor Day.

xoxo, Patti


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Kevin Walsh says:

    I finally got around to reading your blog entry about the big visit. It looks like you had a great time! I’m very sorry I missed it, but we’ll get together sometime soon.

    Thanks also for the nice compliment!