Sunday, July 17, 2005

Honey, I'm HOME

I had a great time getting together with these friends.  Thursday night there were nine of us, since Qwkwit and Bill didn't arrive until Friday.  It's a shame, because they missed going to Stroud's with us.

Although it was Thursday night, there was a long, long wait at Stroud's.  More than an hour, I believe.  Finally we told them they could split our group if they needed to, and that's when we were seated.

Stroud's is in a section of Kansas City where it looks like everything around it has died.  You just wonder why restaurant in this place, amonst the crack houses and abandoned industries... with people waiting in line to be served!

I must say the chicken was good.  Glenda, our preacher friend from Scotland, ordered catfish, and I hear it was quite delicious also.  It was her first taste of catfish.

OK, the food was good, but the long wait wasn't.  The noise was a drawback, because it made it difficult to chat.  Neither was it fun when a child right next to us ate too much, too fast, and upchucked in the floor.  I missed all of this except the mopping-up, at which time I said to Cliff, "What are they picking up off the floor?"

"You don't want to know," he answered.

But as I told my friends, this is the kind of evening you laugh about a year from now. 

"Remember the time we all ate at Stroud's and waited forever, and that kid puked all over?"

Oh yes, it'll all be happy memories eventually.  In fact, it already is.



madcobug said...

Glad you all had a good time. lucky for you that you missed the childs thing. Helen

bookncoffee said...

Oh, I'm glad you had a good time and thanks for sharing some pics.  I have been to a restaurant and had this happen where a kid uppie chuckies and it makes for an unpleasant moment.  Not very appetizing.  LOL.

boodotte said...

Just a line from one of your reunion attendees to let you know what a wonderful time I had.  We saw so many wonderful things....ate ourselves silly.....sweat our tails off.....but oh what fun.  Wouldn't change a thing.  I'm just so sad it's over now.  Thanks for all the hard work you put into this.  It was a winner!  Your Kansas friend, BooDotte

amy122389 said...

LOL - we all went out to dinner on Friday, and we were almost done when I looked at Small Fry....and then looked at Jesse and said 'Bathroom.  Now.'  He took Adrian off and came back 5 minutes later...flushed face and teary eyed... turns out he made it into the bathroom and hurled.  Man, am I good or what?  LOL


bnanajm said...

Except for the heat and the barfing kid, I'm so sad I didn't make it but am glad you got to spend time with the online family.

csandhollow said...

I wish I could have been there! Sounds like you had a good time!

tendernoggle said...

Glad you all had a great time and enjoyed good food and company!