Two dozen of my friends, ex-co-workers and two of our children were able to come to our home to celebrate with me the end of the working career part of my life.
My friend, Sherrie, helped me to decorate the house.
Our caterer friend, KP, provided a table full of finger foods. This is what the table looked like before we removed all of the plastic wrap. I meant to photo it later but I was having too much fun visiting and didn't think of it until we had all served ourselves at least once.
It was wonderful to share good fun and stories and to make future plans to play with our other retired friends!
When it began to get dark several of us went out to a local corn maze. Several years ago we went to the corn maze and wandered through the non-haunted portion. This year we decided to be brave and travel through the haunted part.
We had to stand in line for over an hour and to my amazement the two sweet young ones with us stayed in good humor even when the adults were a little fussy about the wait.
I'm not sure why, but even though I knew there would be people popping out of the corn stalks trying to scare me -- they still did. I'll admit to screaming in surprise a few times.
Once a rather scarey looking creature with one of the most menacing moaning voice kept following me. When I yelled to the Cottage Master to protect me I found him several paces behind the creature laughing his head off. Great!