A double header last night. Joined the Sons and Daughters of Italy and attended their Christmas Party.
Actually, I rejoined the Sons of Italy. I was a member of the organization years ago in Utica when the name did not contain Daughters.
The ladies have come a long way.
Back in the 1970s, there was a cigarette called Virginia Slims. I don’t know if it is still available. Virginia Slims came up with a bull’s eye advertising slogan. Ladies…..You’ve come a long way! True today. In every area.
The Christmas party was at La Trattoria. Great food. Great people celebrating the holiday. The Sons and Daughters a party group!
Georgio sponsored me. A personality. I sat with Georgio and his wife Sharon, Karon and Stan, Donna and Bob, and Jerry. The wine flowed.
In order to become a member of the Key West chapter of the Sons of Italy, the remotest connection to an Italian background suffices. I think even if your best friend is.
The President a Michael Kelly.
Kate Miano in attendance. As usual, a knockout. Her hair last night red. A subdued red. Perfect for Kate! She looked terrific!
Santa Claus was at the party. He is a member. A natural beard. He suggested Robert and Ally must have discovered the truth about Santa. He did not get a call to make his usual Christmas Eve visit to Lisa’s.
Santa Claus is Mac McCauskand. It was obvious he is a well liked person.
A big night for Mac. He was inducted into the Conch Republic Navy. An Admiral swore him in. We all participated, even to the left handed salute.
I assumed Mac would go in as a lieutenant at the very least. Not so. Something along the order of chief dishwasher.
Many at our table Rotary members. None had read my 27 installments re the history of the Key West Rotary. Which means they don’t read my blog. For shame.
Interestingly, I heard from no Rotarian re the history. Guess Rotarians generally don’t read the blog either.
I had a good time. Thank you Georgio and Jerry for asking me to join.
Enjoy your day!