I don’t think we realize how closely we are all interconnected until it is time for one of us to leave. We Halls have come to realize that we have many more close friends in the Bay Area than we ever stopped to think about. The strong backs, objects of memorabilia, cards, hugs, meals, drinks, and warm wishes for safe travel are all hugely appreciated and are instant treasured memories.
Maybe we can learn from this and treat all our friendships with a little more urgency. Remember that we are still connected in many forms. Mark Zuckerberg and others have seen to that.
We have said many times to come visit us in New England. We mean it! For Americans it is required viewing. Our Westborough door is always open and we can also host you at Mount Snow. Best time: leaf season in October; Good time: summer; Character-building time: February.
Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got til it’s gone. –Joni Mitchell*
* – To those who thought this was from the Counting Crows – go back and listen to the original, you’ll enjoy it!
Before visiting the National Bowling Stadium, we didn’t (Re)know bowling was a stadium event…or that women used to bowl in pearls:
The house always wins? ReNOPE.
ReNobody dominates the arcade games like we do.
Reno you’re jealous of our fabulous prizes.
Matching glasses and shooting plastic fists? Oh ReNo we didnt!
How swag do we look? VeRe(no).
Can you guess where we are?!?!?! Answer:
Needless to say, we had a lot of garbage. Alissa, whom Amanda symbolically dubbed “knight of garbage” with a giant fake sword that Andrew insisted wasn’t garbage, will gladly back up that statement.
(Note: They are unwaveringly rigid.)