Molalla Farewell Fri-Sat

From the Momma’s Vino Maria’s email:

Well I think Spring might finally be in the air (at least for the rest of this week). So let’s celebrate that along with a couple of other things this weekend.

For those of you who know our family and in particular our oldest daughter Lauren, we are taking this weekend to say goodbye to her. She is embarking on a new adventure that will take her across the US. She just recently accepted a job offer from PGA and will be re-locating to Florida.

She will be at the bar later Friday night and the early part of Saturday night for those who would like to wish her well and find out what she will actually be doing (since her mom still isn’t quite sure). Stop by if you can and say goodbye, she would love to see you all. (Yes, I would!)

Mary is also celebrating her birthday this weekend. Saturday night, 7:00pm, Hank Hirsh & Son will be here to play. They are a Sax & keyboard duo who are absolutely amazing. Since the Sax is one of her favorites, she thought it would be appropriate to have them this weekend.

So, if you’re around Molalla this weekend, please stop by and say hello and goodbye. If you can’t make it to the wine bar, give me a call — I’ll probably stop in at Arrowhead GC, downtown Molalla and other old stomping grounds one last time.

Molalla Farewell Fri-Sat

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Yay! My post, Dream Big Live Big, about the new job with the PGA TOUR and moving cross-country to Florida, has made the WordPress “Travel News” list for the day. Imagine my surprise when I logged into WordPress this morning and saw my face on the front page!

So welcome, everyone, who clicked on from the WordPress site. I hope you like what you see and come back again.

Also, an update for my “Farewell Tour” that starts this weekend and continues on until I actually get on the plane —

My friends in Corvallis are throwing a party tonight at Cloud 9, starting at 9 pm. You can RSVP on Facebook or just plain show up if you’re in the area. If 9 is too late for ya, join me for my last (tear) Crowbar happy hour after work, 5:30 or 6-ish. Last week Obama showed up, so you know it’s a happening crowd!

We’ll be cheering on the Blazers tomorrow night (Sat) at the Rose Garden, and then hitting downtown Portland afterward. If you’re Portland based, get at me and come out for some dancing and fun.

Lastly, the Momma is planning something, probably Vino Maria’s related, for next Friday night (the 4th). Family, friends, wine-lovers and everyone else are welcome. When I know more, I’ll make sure to post it here. I just want to make sure I say goodbye to everyone — my favorite and least-favorite part about leaving town is getting to see lots of friends, but also having to say goodbyes.

Thanks for all the great email notes and well-wishes. Someday I will figure out how to get you to post them here, in the comments, but know that your love and support is much appreciated and reciprocated!

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