When I was working outside the home I fell into a group of absolutely wonderful girls - well, at least we were girls then, now we have become ladies!
We worked side by side for 20+ years becoming buddies, sisters and confidonts - some left, a few more came in but we always were a group/friends.
We had many, many Friday night happy hours and many long lunch hours - I guess the bosses knew we were a tight group and never tried to quench our zest for friendship - nope, they joined right in! LOL, seriously - they became part of our group and are still our friends. My husband still golfs with my boss!
I have been retired for 8 years now but have never lost touch with them - most of them are retired as well so every 6 weeks or so we meet at a restaurant and whoever can make it shows up and we have a wonderful lunch.
I host a summer lunch and a Christmas dinner here at our home - something they all look forward to.
Yesterday I had them over for a Baked Potato Lunch - how much fun is that!!!
I didn't get as good a pictures as I wanted but at least I got some for my memory album.
Normally I have everything set up ahead but I knew were were going to be sitting and gabbing in the screen room and the toppings were refrigerated and the potatos were hot so I couldn't set any of it out ahead of time .... I didn't set the table either because I had no real idea of how many were going to show up...that's how our lunches are....so when it was time we all just pitched in and grabbed things and put it out...we were hungry! LOL
Enjoy the photo album: