Each Friday morning Tom and I join the other members of the Breakfast Club for breakfast, always at the same place, Des Moines Creek Restaurant, at the same time. (This Des Moines is a suburb south of Seattle)
The number varies according to what's going on in our lives: travel, illness, surgery, death of a loved one. As we get older, stuff happens.
The core of this group is made up of retired teachers who all worked with Tom at Des Moines Elementary. They adopted me when I retired. They have been going to breakfast on Fridays for many years, long before most of them retired.
Today was a special day because it marked the return of our friend Jeanne, who has been in fragile health. Today she was feeling up to it and her son Brad was able to bring her.
That's the lovely Jeanne in the center, with her handsome son at her side.
Because it was a special day we had a larger group than usual and there was lots of lively conversation.
Down there at the end of the table is our server Talley, who takes such good care of us each Friday.
From left to right: Linda, Lela, LaRae, Colleen, Tom, Brad, Jeanne, Mavis, Jan. Hurray, the gang's all here!