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To all of our friends on St. Thomas:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dear friends:

We love you, and we've had a wonderful 20-25 years with you. And we know that you want to spend time with us before we leave on our travel adventures.

But please, can we stop with the meals already?

We've had the seven course Italian meal - fabulous food, lots of vegs, but two desserts to which I had trouble saying no thank you.

Then there were the potluck dinners with wine, hors d'oeuvres, main dish, sides, desserts.............

And the breakfasts..........

And the lunches........

Yes, we want to hang out, spend time before we go, say goodbye. And yes, we very much appreciate your hospitality.

But please, our luggage has clothing that fits NOW. I don't have room to carry multiple sizes.

So can we please say goodbye over a salad? Oatmeal and tea for breakfast? Grilled fish maybe? Fresh fruit instead of cake?

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    Want to go on a Fran's tour with me when you get to Seattle? lol emoticon

    2116 days ago
    I took my good friend to lunch - this is the friend who helped me grout the murals for the first two weeks of summer break. She was my matron of honor. We've taught next to each other for 24 years, we've attended teacher week classes in Miami together, we're just very good friends.

    So we shared two different Italian veggie sandwiches, with side salads, and iced water - THAT is the way to celebrate with food in a healthy way!
    2122 days ago
    It doesn't surprise me that they love you so much. You strike me as the sort of person to inspire that kind of affection. It would be nice if we lived in a world where we didn't feel compelled to show our love with food!
    2123 days ago
    Seriously!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2125 days ago
  • EWL978
    I understand.....but, you know how much you'll miss them when you've gone!!! emoticon
    2125 days ago
    Isn't great that you have sooo many friends who will miss you, but I understand that you don't want to have to buy bigger sizes before you leave on your travels. emoticon
    As WATERMELLEN said, make it a walk with them, far enough from your or their dining room.
    Your paragraph is right!
    2125 days ago
    Awww, that so wonderful. Enjoy the time you with them, and still do your own meal plan. There doesn't have to be a trade-off....Now go out there and enjoy your friends and family. emoticon
    2125 days ago
    Made me smile!
    2125 days ago
    . . . . or maybe a brisk walk/workout??

    Nice to know you're loved!!
    2126 days ago
    LOL. I'm glad you have so many friends.
    2126 days ago
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