The Spring Fling 2015
Tom and Merry Cada could not have picked a better day for the “Spring Fling” – not only did spring officially arrive during dinner, but it was truly the best spring-like day we’d had to date this year! The sun was shining brightly and it was positively balmy when thirty of us gathered at the Mandarin in London. Those who travelled the furthest to attend were Carolyn Woods from Fergus and Ernie and Nata Wheeler from Chatham.
Conversation was non-stop and lively as we caught up on each other’s news. It was great to see folks we hadn’t seen for a while, like Fred and Penny Moxon and Bev Plummer. And of course, we engaged in conversation with other diners who were curious as to who we were.
Needless to say, we pretty much wore out the carpet between our tables and the buffet! I think it would be really tough to go to the Mandarin while on a weight-loss program. I heard a few people say it was okay to have dessert because they’d already had two or three pieces of lettuce but that they’d limit themselves to just three or four dessert selections! (I personally held back at five.)
We helped Rick Aubrey celebrate his spring birthday with a candle and a very melodious rendition of “Happy Birthday”. By all appearances, he was surprised and delighted by the gesture.
When the fortune cookies were dropped on the tables, one table turned the telling into a game. Each person had to read out the fortune, ending it by adding “in bed”. Of course, the game worked better for some fortunes than others. Here are the fortunes in their unadulterated form – as you read these, remember to add “in bed” to the end of each one.
Joanne’s: “Every burden is a blessing . . .”
Carolyn’s: “Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such . . .”
Kendra’s: “Luck will visit you on the next new moon . . . ”
Kathy’s: “Either you can or you can’t. Either way you are right . . .”
Gordon’s: “Ride your ambition to the skies . . .”
Joel’s: “Every day there’s sad news, but each day itself is glad news . . .”
Jonathan’s: “Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want . . .”
It was great to be together, but all too soon, the bills were paid and goodbyes were shared. Thank you, Tom and Merry for hosting!
P.S. Check the Photo Albums for pictures of the event.