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Archive for August, 2011

SAN DIEGO: On Time Travel and a Pop-Up 50th

Posted on August 13, 2011 by a

The call came in as we were on our way out the door to a soccer tournament.  “Michael?”  It was my mother’s voice.  “Your dad and I have decided what we want to do for our 50th.” 

The ideas we’d discussed about what to do to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the wedding of my parents, Wita and Edwin Gardiner (August 12, 2011), had been all over the map, ranging from a road trip to Chicago to a massive bash or a much smaller pilgrimage to Carmel (where they were married).  Mom and dad had a different idea:   “We want you and Jacqueline” – my sister – “to throw a party for us for our anniversary.  We’ll give you a list of the guests we want.  Seven or eight couples, or so.”