Sunday, June 24, 2012


Today after church our Tuesday Morning Bible Study was invited by one of our members (Charlie) to his wife Clara's retirement party.  Clara has worked for the Philadelphia Public School System for 48 years as a music teacher.  She is a very nice lady and we were happy to help her celebrate.

It was held in the Fellowship Hall of the Bridesburg Presbyterian Church which is 2 blocks from my house.  Six of us went:  Kathy, Krystal, Donna, Dottie, Joe and me.  Their service is 10:00 to 11:00.  Ours is 10:30 to 12:00 so we were late getting there.  It was still nice even though we missed the speeches and proclamation from the School Board.  So nice to just get together and talk and eat and enjoy each other's company.

Here are some pictures from it.
There was a string quartet playing classical music as we ate.
There was tons of food:  roast beef, meatballs, fried chicken, pasta salads, green beans, green salad, potato salad, fruit salad, etc.
After the classical music came jazz.  Really good jazz.

Here's Joe and Dottie.

And Kathy, Krystal and Donna.
Charlie sat down and joined us for awhile.
Dottie and Kathy had a good time dancing.

Krystal, Donna and Joe applauding the musicians.
As we were leaving I finally got a picture of the lady of the hour.  Clara is standing behind Joe talking to a man in yellow.  Joe is saying goodbye and thank you to Charlie.
 It was a fun time.  I hope Clara has a wonderful retirement.


  1. Looks like a fun party! Hopefully retirement is super good to Clara. I think retirement is such a fun stage in everyone's life.

  2. I can't thank you and your group enough for all the prayers for the Bell Quad Squad!!

    Glad you have such a wonderful group~


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