Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Lunch with a Life-long Friend

After we took Izzy home last Friday we went downtown Chelsea to meet-up with a girlfriend I've known since pre-school days.  Susan and her husband, Hugh, used to own a Christmas tree farm near Chelsea before they retired to Tucson, Arizona.  They come back to Michigan once a year for a visit, but Susan said this may be their last time since it's such a long trip and they don't like to fly anymore.  

Below is the clock tower in historic downtown Chelsea on N. Main Street.  It was built in 1907 and is a Michigan Historical Site.

We parked our car and walked across the street to Cleary's Pub where we had dinner with our son, Jeremy, and his family a week earlier. Cleary's was established in 1991, and we liked their fish and chips so well we asked if we could meet Susan and Hugh there.

We got there a few minutes ahead of Susan and Hugh, so I used the time to take some photos. Love the tin ceiling.

~ Our lunch foursome ~

[L-R:  Jerry & Me and Susan & Hugh]

We ordered tortilla chips with spinach/artichoke dip as an appetizer, and Susan and Hugh ordered Cleary's homemade potato chips.  Yum!

Both of the guys ordered iced tea, while Susan and I ordered water with lemon slices.  We all got fish and chips.  The breading was very light and not greasy.  If you're ever in Chelsea, look up this pub for good eating.

~ Susan and me outside Cleary's ~

Like I said, we go waaay back!  God has blessed us with life, good health, and friendship all these years.

[L-R:  Susan and Me]


  1. I love the picture of you two friends as pre-schoolers. How wonderful it is to keep in touch with long-time friends, I'm glad you could meet and share a meal on this visit.

  2. Goodness, to have a friend that you keep in touch with for this many years! Your appetizers and dinner look delicious.

  3. That is awesome! I have a friend from Kindergarten! We keep in touch on FB but live on opposite sides of the country! I love that you were able to get together!

  4. What a blessing for you both!

  5. Love the photos, old and new, of you and your sweet friend. And that clock tower photo looks picture puzzle perfect with that gorgeous blue sky in the background!


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