Friday, December 29, 2017

Friend's Friday - Year in Review Photos

2017 Friends and Escapes 

It has been a wonderful year with old friends, new friends, events, lunches, dinners, shopping excursions, Meetups, and days out - Escaping. Thank you all for sharing with me your friendship, kindness, spirit and good will.  

Many of you wrote articles for "Friend's Friday" and others graciously allowed yourself to be the subject of "Friend's Friday".  Many of your article have been some of the most read and viewed post. Your variety of experiences have keep the blog fresh and interesting. I cannot thank you enough and hope you will write and share more next year. Always include a photo.   

Sadly one of the year's event that I help organize was a memorial service. It was a wonderful celebration of a special person's life. We has piano music by famous artists, jazz artist, food and friends remembering. John, you would have loved it. Going into 2018, let's keep memorial services to a minimum - OK.  None will be even better. 

Coming up next year will be my college's 50th reunion. The school that I attended was Richmond Professional Institute (RPI) which became Virginia Commonwealth University the year after my graduation. I will be introducing Rhonda to engineering school friends I have not seen in 50 years. There will be photos. Should be interesting so stay tuned.  

I hope to continue business trips and keep my corperate training gig going. Always check my Sunday post for upcoming trips and cities. Last year I had wonderful conversations, meeting/dinners with readers and made new special friends. I hope to do more of this in '18.     

Thank you all for your friendship, courage, and being a part of my ESCAPES.


  1. May I wish you a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous and 'well dressed', New Year.

    1. Thank you so much Pat. I always look forward to your comments. Happy New Year to you also.