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Going Away Party

Monday, December 8th, 2003 · 5 Comments

Despite the occasion of the affair, we didn’t really say any goodbyes. The mood was arguably more upbeat than I had expected. It was a fittingly joyous going away party. Joyous not because Jen and I are leaving (though we are excited about our new adventure) but because we were surrounded by friends. People who care. People with whom we can laugh, tell stories, smile, have great fun. I expected to shed tears Saturday night at Yancy’s, but to my surprise, only now in retrospect am I fighting them back.

Leaving is never easy. Saying goodbye is even harder. Maybe that’s why people don’t like to do it. We’ll see our friends again. Some before we leave this month, others as we become visitors to California, I for the first time in my life. California has always been my home, even when I was in school in New York. California will always be my home, no matter how long we’re away. I’ll never forget the party Saturday night, and our friends will be with us always. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to all my friends. To those who were there Saturday night and to those who weren’t. Thank you all just for being my friends.

And as for those goodbyes, it’s better without them.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sharon // Dec 8, 2003 at 10:03 am

    Gabe & Jen,
    I’m glad there were no tears — it would have been a sobfest. And goodbye? No, we are still in denial. Instead, how about “until next time”? Plus I think most of us are hoping you will come back someday (I know that Enoch is one of those people).
    With best wishes and much love,
    Sharon

  • 2 glenn oclassen // Dec 9, 2003 at 9:31 am

    gabe and jen-
    sorry we missed the party- maya was sick as a dog all weekend with the flu (almost had to take her to the emergency room- 104 fever), and we just plain forgot… let’s shoot to get together before you leave- we’ll make you dinner at our new house!
    glenn and amy

  • 3 Dan // Dec 10, 2003 at 10:33 am

    Gabe & Jen,

    Who is that “Get Shucked” girl? She is HOT. Can you bring her with you to Saratoga?

    It is going to be great to have you both on the east coast, and so close to my family and I. My brother and his wife will love having babysitters nearby!

    – Secret Admirer of TGSG.

  • 4 Dave Reed // Dec 10, 2003 at 2:31 pm

    Appeal from West Coast: leave Get Shucked Girl here! We may get more opportunities of seeing hot girls in swimsuits, but the East Coast has more opportunities to help keep them warm….

  • 5 Dave Reed // Dec 10, 2003 at 2:31 pm

    Well, enough of my fun with that. :-)

    Did you use your S50 for these shots, Gabe?