Keg Girls

Last night, I hosted the annual Christmas get-together of the “Keg Girls”. This group of women are three of my dearest friends. One – Mama Joan – was my supervisor in another lifetime and morphed into a second mom and bestest friend. The second – Ironwoman Judy – is my one of my oldest friends, my mentor and my confidant. It is to her I owe my career and my Ironman Triathlon obsession and completion (see here). The third – Carol – worked alongside us in the heyday of the RX days (read: daze?!) and remains a true friend to this day. I am blessed to have such great friends!

The Keg Girls have been meeting without fail every month for going on 20-some years. Actually I hosted last year’s event as well… details here.

Their name is a homage to the Keg Restaurant where they invariably meet (the exception being the Christmas get-together and the summer bbq) for nachos and chardonnay.

The tradition continued last night. We chowed down on great nachos with homemade salsa and drank far, far, far too much chardonnay. So much so, that I must admit work today was … um, unpleasant.

Keg night coincided this year with G’s annual staff Holiday Party so I missed that swank event this year.

1) l-r: Carol; moi, Mama Joan and Ironwoman Joan; picture courtesy of G … great photo!

On a sadder note, Mama Joan called on Wednesday to inform me that our dear friend, and my former work colleague and office mate, Anne M. passed away. Anne battled through breast cancer and managed to beat it but the awful creature returned in her bones. She was a regular at our Scarborough team reunion party each year on the third Friday of November, and despite just finishing a chemo treatment she stopped in to see us for five minutes on November 19th at China Buffet. I do think she knew time was not on her side, and I am thankful she and husband Bill stopped in for a hello and a photo. She was funny as ever, upbeat and determined to win the battle again. She is the second of our small group to depart due to cancer. Our friend, Joyce, was first eight years previous.

Anne, my friend, you shall be so very sorrily missed by all of us. We promise to meet next year as always and shall toast you, your friendship, your memory and your spirit. May you rest in peace.

It remains so strange that God grants us love, yet someone to love, he but lends us.

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5 Responses to Keg Girls

  1. CurryPuffy says:

    My thoughts and prayers for you friend! You last sentence was so poignant indeed!

  2. christao408 says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.  It sounds like she will live on in your memories, though, and that is maybe the best way to have eternal life.

  3. Anonymous says:

    lol i duno if i will make the dips.
    those dips are just for a friend here in Taiwan who is opening up a french cafe called Colette.
    so she asked me to make some fresh dips for the opening tea party.
    hey btw, how do you put music on xanga? i got some songs i wana put on .. or are those songs prechosen ?

  4. Fatcat723 says:

    Sorry for the loss of your friend. That does sound like a good group that is filled with love – even if we only borrow it for a time.

  5. orchidgrass says:

    sorry for your friend…
    the background music is nice anyways…

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