The Chicks in Moses Lake
Gidget Baker Karen Bellomy Debbie Black Judy Bolyard Linda Dunn
Claudia Hagerty Sandi Heimbigner Gail Higgins Nancy Hopkins Kathy Law
Dyanne Osborne Ronda Roberts Vickie Robinson Bev Russell Diane Ryan
Marlene Schutz Linda Schwab Kathi Strode Terry Trask Priscilla Walker
Kim West Lynn Wilmot Gayle Zobel
We gathered on Rhonda Roberts (Walker’s) patio. (Keith was smart and stayed away!) for Chico’s Pizza, salads, wine, beer and soft drinks. We spent some time giving each person a chance to tell about herself…and it proved to be a great “ice-breaker” and lots of laughs…Kim found out that she isn’t the only one who has been married 3 times! As the evening grew cooler, Rhonda lit the fire pit and we all huddled around it. The weather was not what we anticipated for the end of June in Moses Lake, but it certainly didn’t make the “party” end early.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
I don’t think any of us had the slightest idea what the Tea Party would be like and it was beyond anything we could have imagined. For 3 hours, we sat and visited as we were served a delicious 4-course brunch, created by Priscilla Walker. The linen covered tables held centerpieces of roses from Priscilla’s garden in Coulee City. China teacups and saucers were at each place, along with 2 teapots per table. While the dishes were being cleared between courses, 2 ladies from each table moved to two different tables, so there would be more opportunity to visit with everyone.
Need we say more? It was as delicious and filling as it sounds and we can’t thank Priscilla enough for giving us such a memorable Tea Party.
3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The rest of the afternoon was spent doing whatever a person wanted to do: visit the Japanese Gardens, tour the city, visit friends and family in town, nap, continue visiting amongst ourselves, Those who relaxed at Bob Trask, Jr.’s home were treated to a display of clothing and jewelry from Thailand that Judith Bolyard sells. She made numerous sales to some eager buyers and announced later that evening that the monies she collected would be used to buy a water pump at a village in Thailand and she would have a plaque placed at the pump saying MLHS Class of 1966.
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
We gathered on the barge for a cruise on Moses Lake, bringing with us lots of blankets in anticipation of another cool evening, as it had been cloudy all day and the temperature was dropping. As the barge took off, the clouds dispersed and we were greeted with blue skies and calm water. We were fed BBQ ribs and chicken, salads, chips and drinks. It was a fun evening of visiting, dancing and eating. Once the sun set, we had to huddle under blankets, but that didn’t mean the good times ended. Even the barge dying in the middle of the lake didn’t deter us from having fun. Our 2 hour ride turned in to 3 hours and no one complained (except for grumbles about how cold it was!).
Thirteen of us met for brunch at the Country Club. It was one last chance to visit before we all went our separate ways.
What the Chicks had to say...
“If you were unable to attend this great weekend of fun I would recommend not missing out on the next opportunity.”
“Lots of time to visit and catch up with our past and our futures. Everyone looked great and not a day older. The weekend really allowed us to get to visit with every one.”
“WOW, what a great time”
“I thought everything was terrific. Even the delay on the boat gave us more time to visit. I'm really looking forward to next year.”
“What a total blast! Great company, fabulous food, hysterical stories, warm hugs, and long-lasting friendships. Thank you everyone for sharing lives, time, giggles and joy!”
‘‘So wonderful to build relationships and to share our lives with one another. It's great to relive our past, present and plans for our futures. This has been awesome: lots of food, booze, luv's and hugs.”
“This weekend has been the most fun seeing people from our school years. These friendships will last a lifetime. We could do this every year and people will come back for more. We are alike in a lot of ways.”
“Words do not express the feelings that I'll take away from this weekend. So, so fun.”
“What a totally wonderful weekend! It was so great to hear everyone's ""What I've been doing over the past 40 years"" stories!! Since I missed the 40-year reunion last year, this weekend has definitely renewed old friendships. Let's do this again and maybe more of our classmates will join us. Memories are forever!! Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy lives to share in the friendship, hugs and memories!!”
“This weekend was fantastic! It was a great Tea Party! Getting to renew friendships was amazing. It was great to hear everyone share. Yea! Class of ‘66”.
“What a wonderful weekend! It exceeded my expectations. I will cherish these memories and hopefully there will be more to come.”