Friday, August 24, 2007
Old Friends Gather for a Late Summer Night's Dream
It was a beautiful night -- the end of a beautiful day -- and we gathered on the yard for some wine, some munchies and some song around the outdoor fireplace. What made this particularly special were the friends who joined me, Patty, Eddie, Ann Marie and Hayley. Deb and Kathy -- who were with us early on here at the Shutters, cleaning and painting and bringing new life to the big chairs in Deckside -- provided sandwiches, wine and a growler of beer. Rick and Suzie -- who installed the new hardwood flooring in the Main Room and the uncovered the original hardwood on the second floor -- were back for yet another visit. As was Mary Igo, who has worked with Patty for years -- and who returns to the Shutters regularly with a fresh batch of brownies. Ralph and Cindy -- who met the Comers on a trip years back -- came back to the Shutters to stay a few nights, along with their son and Cindy's mom. They all gathered in the screen house and by the fire, as Eddie played guitar and Ralph&Cindy's son sang show tunes. Guests watched from the the Beachside porch overlooking the lawn, or settled into lawn chairs after returning from dinner. In a nutshell, it was a typical night at the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn.