Lunch With The Girls Through The Ages

by | Mar 7, 2011 | Blog | 2 comments

In 1991 or 1992, I cannot remember now, I worked among a group of wonderfully hard working and driven women.  We worked for a large Fortune 100 in different cities: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Dayton OH. We decided to spend a long weekend together in the fall, somewhere in the middle of the USA.  We decided on Aspen, CO. So off we flew leaving boyfriends, husbands, children and the pressures of work life to lay back and live it up in Aspen.
We had so much fun.  We saw Maroon Bells and it was awe inspiring! We ate and drank and shopped and became closer friends and colleagues; a closeness that has lasted over all these years.
The other I received an email from these ladies with the story below in the body of the note.  I do not know who originally wrote this so I can give credit where credit is due but here goes:
A group of 15-year old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen next to the Ocean View restaurant because they had only $6.00 among them and Jimmy Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, live don that street.
10 years later, the group of 25-year old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally they agreed on the Ocean View restaurant because the beer was cheap. The restaurant offered free snacks, the band was good, there was no cover and there were lots of cute guys.
10 years later, the group of 35-year old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally they agreed on the Ocean View restaurant because the cosmos were good, it was right near the gym and, if they went late enough, there wouldn’t be too many whinny little kids.
10 years later, the group of 45-year old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally they agreed on the Ocean View restaurant because the martinis were big and the waiter had tight pants and nice buns.
10 years later, the group of 55-year old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally they agreed on the Ocean View restaurant because the prices were reasonable, the wine list was good, the restaurant has windows that opened (in case of hot flashes) and the fish is good for cholesterol.
10 years later, the group of 65-year old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally they agreed on the Ocean View restaurant because the lighting was good and the restaurant had an early bird special.
10 years later, the group of 75-year old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally they agreed on the Ocean View restaurant because the food was not too spicy and the restaurant was handicapped accessible.
10 years later, the group of 85-year old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner.  Finally they agreed on the Ocean View restaurant because they had never been there before!
God willing, I hope I have these girlfriends and many more as I pass through these decades in my life. I can only imagine the trouble we could cause then!

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2 Comments

  1. joan

    girlfriends forever!

    Reply
  2. Larry Eiss

    This is one of your best posts so far. Keep up the good work!

    Reply

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