Thursday, December 31, 2015

Throwback Thursday

When I was a 'tween, my parents and Himself's parents took turns hosting a New Year's Eve Party. My parents would let me stay up to ring in the New Year, or take me with them to Himself's house.

I remember one party at Himself's. I was 13 yrs old and all dressed up as people did in those days. Ma had made me a blue velvet dress with sheer blue sleeves and velvet cuffs. I was hanging with the grown up enjoying the hors d'oeuvres (or horse's ovaries as Himself's dad call them) Himself's mother made tiny hot dogs in a yellow mustard and currant jelly sauce. There were crackers and a cheese balls and cookies.

Himself's father was in the kitchen mixing drinks for the adults. He brought me my first mixed drink, a Banana "Daiquiri". It was of the virgin variety served in a cocktail glass with a maraschino cherry, and I felt very grown up ringing in 1968.

5 comments:

  1. How cool. So you guys grew up together?
    Hope 2016 is the best ever, CJ. Enjoy.

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    1. Yes. I've known Himself since he was 2 yrs old

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  2. What a sweet memory! {Since he was 2 years old????? Holy cow :O}

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    1. Yup, the joke is some of his childhood memories are mine!

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  3. Happy new year! Here's to cocktails on all forms!

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