Evelyn's Birthday Party for All of Us

Hosted by Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX
Saturday, September 30, 2006, 2:00 P.M.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbjHj_J2YrY

The Canepa Cottage, 760 North 1st Street,
Buckroe Beach, Virginia

Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of Us - 09/29/07

Evelyn Fryer Fish's Birthday Party for All of US - 09/27/08
 

I took this from the back deck of the Canepa Cottage very early one morning. 

- Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 11/09/06
Thanks, Evelyn!

Hi Everyone!!!!
 
It is that time again!!  Dick and I will be at the Canepa Cottage from Sep 15-Oct 14 and we look forward to seeing you ----------- the welcome mat is always out during the entire month - please feel free to stop by at any time.
 
As we did last year - it is time to "gather" again. 
 
We have lost so many family members and friends and know all of you, like us, feel grateful to be here this year.  For that reason, decided we should change the "open house" to a "Birthday Party for All of Us".  The Birthday Party will be on Saturday, September 30 from 2pm until ????????  The only Birthday Gift that you need to bring in addition to yourself is something to eat OR drink if you prefer something different (we will furnish Beer and Wine! ) 
 
This year, let's try to PARK past the Cottage turning left into the condos where there is a vacant lot.  That way we will not be spending our time moving cars in and out that are in front of the cottage.  I want to mingle - not be the Valet attendant like last year.
 
Cottage (Wild and Wonderful on front) - second left past the cottage....the first left has a gate for tenants only
 
760 North 1st Street
 
Look forward to seeing each of you.
 
Love, Evelyn
 
- Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 08/06/06
This is gonna be waaaay cool!!!  Thanks again, Ev!


Carol Buckley Harty's Photos - 10/03/06

3:48 PM - Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA 3:49 PM - Judy ____ (WHS - '65) of VA; Terry Elvington ('58) of VA; and Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA 3:51 PM - Judy ____ (WHS - '65) of VA; and Terry Elvington ('58) of VA 3:54 PM - Bob Beasley ('58) of VA 3:54 PM 4:00 PM - Bobby Callis ('64) of WV; Lefty Driesell (Granby HS - '50) of VA; and  Bob Beasley ('58) of VA
 
4:03 PM - Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA; Bobby Callis ('64) of WV; and Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX 4:04 PM - Bobby Callis ('64) of WV and Mary Anne Barrow Dellinger ('66) of VA 4:05 PM - Bobby Callis ('64) of WV and Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC 4:14 PM - Mary Anne Barrow Dellinger ('66) of VA and Lefty Driesell (Granby HS - '50) of VA 4:40 PM - Linda Wynn Nowitzky Taylor of VA (Eleanor's daughter-in-law); Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC; and Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX 4:40 PM - Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC and Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX
 
4:48 PM - Lefty Driesell (Granby HS - '50) of VA and Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC 4:51 PM - Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC and Sally Scoggins Shires ('59) of VA 4:52 PM - _____ _____ of __; Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC and Kay Knight Midkiff Evans ('59) of VA 5:03 PM - Sandra Weaver Marshall ('56) of VA; Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC; Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX; and Jackie Fryer ('56) of FL and VA
 
5:03 PM - Sandra Weaver Marshall ('56) of VA; Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC; Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX; and Jackie Fryer ('56) of FL and VA 5:05 PM - Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC and Jackie Fryer ('56) of FL and VA 5:06 PM - CHOCOLATE CAKE!!! 5:22 PM - On the Beach
 
5:22 PM - On the Beach 5:23 PM - On the Beach 5:27 PM - The Beach 5:27 PM
 
Great Party, Evelyn!
Thanks!!!
5:27 PM - Sally Scoggins Shires ('59) and Jimmy Shires ('57) of VA; Jimmy Walker ('62) of VA 5:32 PM - Susan Keller Beers of __ (daughter of Evelyn Fryer and the late Bucky Keller - '58) and Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC 5:37 PM - Brownie Shaffer Haracivet ('62) of VA and Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC; _____ _____ of __ 5:55 PM - Cecil Robinson (HHS - '63) of VA.
 

 

Hello Friends!!

To some, this is just for info.

To those of you who could not come to the beach or the party - we are sorry.

To those of you who came to the party and/or beach - we Sincerely Thank You!!  It was a wonderful time by all - it was so nice to see people welcome one another with smiles and laughter.

Thank you to our last year's Mystery Guest, Lefty Driesell, for coming again this year and especially for bringing his lovely wife, Joyce.  Lefty called yesterday and said they really enjoyed themselves and that he thought we had more at the party this year than last year.

Believe we actually did - the morning after the party - the Overnighters and I counted heads.  WE HAD 70 PEOPLE AT THE PARTY!!!!!  And, in addition to the party attendees, 25 others came to the beach.  As I have mentioned in the past, the welcome mat is always there - no scheduling needed.

So many people came from out of town:  PA, NC, MD, Lynchburg, Williamsburg, Vienna, Gloucester, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Yorktown, Smithfield, Richmond, Poquoson, and - of course, Newport News and Hampton. 

It was a real pleasure to spend the first 4 days of our visit with Dick's Brother, Ron, and wife, Terry, who came from PA.

Thank you to Jane Penn for flying in, to Sallie and Jimmy Shires for driving from Lynchburg, to Gail Gaskins for driving from Myrtle Beach, to Melissa Farster for calling, to Lolly and Jay Burke from Vienna even though they knew we would be visiting them on our return trip, to Evelyn Casey Snead and Neta Collins from Richmond, and to Sandra Batsun for visiting with us (we are so sorry for her most recent loss of her fine partner and husband, Holly, whom we honored with a balloon release).  And congratulations to our 2 new BRIDES:  Joan Sammons (sp) and Kay Knight.   And special thanks for Carol Buckley Harty and sister Eleanor for coming! 

And to all of the rest of you for coming and for all your thoughtful Gifts!!!  It was a fantastic Birthday Celebration of birthdays passed and birthdays in the future.    If God Willing, and the creek don't rise.........we will be looking forward to another Birthday Party next year!!

The Greatest Surprise - our Wonderful Mystery Guest of this year, Allen Foster, who received a New Heart this past July!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank You, Thank You Allen for being with us..........it was touching to all of us - giving us a sense of gratitude for our life and good health and thankfulness for you.  We will never forget your standing on the deck looking down on the group of applauding friends - and you releasing your balloon signifying LIFE!!!! 

Great Friends, Great Moments of Reflection!  Sharing..........that is what true friendship is all about.

An exciting time during our visit was when we had the sudden north eastern storm............We Were TOTALLY surrounded by the surf - as we all looked out the windows and water directly below us - we commented that it felt we were on a Cruise Ship!!!

Our Deepest Appreciation goes to Sandra Canepa for making our Party Cottage Available to us - hopefully, she will be our landlordess (new word) again NEXT YEAR!! 

From the Beach we went to the Burkes in Vienna to their beautiful home on rolling greens which houses beautiful red foxes.  We had the pleasure of actually going with Jay to see the beginning of his FOX HUNT - outside of Middleburg - the most gorgeous land that I have ever seen.  Grand looking horses and and outstanding looking riders in hunting attire.  To see and hear the Hounds released was one of the greatest sites we have ever seen - just to be near when all of this occurred - and to see the Hunt Master blow his horn to gather the hounds............and off they went!!!!   We learned so much having the privilege to be on site. In addition to the local fox hunters, there were 3 gentlemen from County Claire, Ireland, who were guests of the group.  I did have an opportunity to talk with one of them - he was totally impressed with the surrounding land - now, that is a compliment for sure coming from beautiful Ireland!!

Our trip home was NOT uneventful:  rain, slippery highways:  2 large rubber road barrels were blown over by passing traffic - one veered off to the right of us - the second one hit us straight on - hitting the front of the car and was sucked underneath.  Glad I was not driving.  Dick let off the gas and the traffic allowed us to cross the 2 lanes to get safely on the side of the road where the barrel dislodged.  THEN leaving Nashville in early morning traffic, roads wet, we were rear ended by a lady who skidded into us after applying the brakes.  No damage to our Suburban since we have a Class C hitch on the back - but she had quite a bit of damage.  THEN, nearly home but not quite, we were just about to pass a tractor trailer when he decided to change lane to avoid a parked vehicle on his right.  He did not look and pulled right out in front of us - Dick slammed on the brakes and we avoided hitting them by a couple of feet!!!!

It's our second day home and I have not even Looked at My Suitcases!!!  But they will be empty by the end of the weekend - and during my unpacking I will remember Forever Friends who cared enough to attend the Party or Visit us at the Cottage.  Thank you!  Until we meet again,

Love, EV

 P.S.  And our VERY SPECIAL guest, our SUSAN, whose birthday was Oct 3. We thank her for flying in from TX to be at the Party and to visit with her Keller relatives. Left her to the end - because I wanted her to have special recognition.

 

Photo of me and my dear friend, Sandra Weaver Marshall ('58 - of VA), at the "Birthday Party" at Buckroe. 

- Evelyn Fryer Fish ('58) of TX - 11/09/06
Thanks, Evelyn!


(This page was created on 10/02/06.)


I Just Drove By

I always go the other way but my car drove me down today
To a little house on the older side of town
Back when things were never hard I used to play there in that yard
And I just drove by to see if things had changed
Cokes were just a nickel then and across the street at the five and ten
A lot of things were cheap and square and strange
And the life that we had might have been but it was one we loved believin' in
And I just drove by to see if things had changed
I wondered now if love is still the way it was back then
I need to know that life is still a place worth livin' in
There it is just like it was a place where there was always love
And I just drove by to see if things had changed
[ guitar ]
In a world that seen it's better days it's good to know some things remain the same
Though standing still is not times way
Take to heart while in it's spring oh love is just a fragile thing
And I just drove by to see if things had changed
I wondered now if love is still...
I just drove by to see if things had changed


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