Last evening’s “SOD Night Out” was so wonderful that I wanted to post a thanks to everyone.
Terry Limaxes, party organizer extraordinaire. An amazing woman.
Lorraine for the awesome cookies; Fran for having us in her home – they did a whole lot more than this, but these were the ways they touched me.
The caterer, Kim Hendrickson, who provided the scrumptious yummies. I’m a lot like Cher’s character Mrs. Flax from Mermaids, I can live on hors d’oeuvres forever. That crispy phyllo meat pastry, and the shrimp one were the best!
New Milford businesses were exceptionally generous and supportive. Oradell was also lavish in providing flowers and raffle items to support our cause.
The music was perfect, attendance was high. The best for me though was all the lovely people who were there. I am posting pictures. All the good ones were taken by Susan Meyer and uploaded to me. All the bad ones, I took with my camera (if you want to call it that!). I wish they could communicate the spirit and feeling of the night.
Lots of cool conversations and met some really nice people (James, Rose, Randie, Holly, Naomi, Todd and his wife, Uli’s wife who had me laughing, Gayle and her husband). It was a joy. I have a rule of thumb that I live by -- happiness that lingers vs. happiness that runs through my fingers. Last night’s get-together was an experience that I’m still feeling. To steal someone else’s words that came to me in an email this morning: “People united in friendship, getting to know each other, a true sense of community permeated the evening.” I couldn’t say it better.
And finally, the members of SOD who are the fabric of the movement, ever-present with their love and wisdom and level of caring: Lori Barton, Ulises Cabrera, John DeSantis, Rosemary Fuhrman, Michael Gadaleta, Anna Leone, Miriam Pickett and John Rutledge. To purloin another phrase from another email I got this a.m.: I'm proud to know you as my friends as we look to a greener brighter future for New Milford.
KEEP NEW MILFORD GREEN!! STOP OVERDEVELOPMENT! “Never give in -- never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” (Winston Churchill)
p.s. While speaking with Terry Limaxes this afternoon she asked me to thank the people who helped her with the party. So, from Terry to everyone who helped her with the party: Thank you! : )
p.s.s. I know I’ve missed people, please post if you know them. Sorry if I’ve misspelled names!
p.s.s.s. To the people who had asked for the caterer’s info -- she can be reached through this website: salviapress.com