I went to work this morning not expecting any surprises. I never look at the names on the reservation list - only the number of guests who will be coming. There was one table for six and two tables for two.
I was surprised when the server came back to the tea/coffee prep area saying, "Some ladies are in the Drawing Room and asked to see you. They said they're friends of yours." Friends, indeed! They attend the church where I was secretary for 22 years and where I attended 27 years - before our son started a church plant of the same denomination 20 miles north of us. My hubby and I left the 'mother church' to lend our support to the new church.
I love the Girl Scout song: "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold." I made new friends at the new church, but I cherish the friendships at the old church! I was so happy they came to visit.
I normally dress in dark clothing, but since this is Memorial weekend, I got daring and dressed patriotic. One of the ladies sent the photo she took of me in front of the first floor fireplace.
Yesterday, we had a mother and her four adult daughters come to tea to celebrate the 70th birthday of one daughter. The cake was so beautiful I took a picture.