Posts Tagged ‘retire’

Traveling Down Memory Lane

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Got brave and went to a reunion of my sorority at the University of Redlands Delta Kappa Psi celebrated its 100th  birthday at a beautiful luncheon and afternoon tea, and my pledge class celebrated 40 years since we joined.

I haven’t seen most of these Lavender Ladies since graduation, 39 years ago though Christmas cards keep us updated with some.  Many hugs, tears, and remembrances! I think we look great (you can tell who we still are, if that makes sense), and are all on the verge, or have just retired and are eagerly tackling new challenges. And not to be trite, but 60 sure looks and acts like the new 40!

A few aches and pains, several grandchildren — or none at all — lots of travel, and all good people. I even made some new delta friends from other classes.  Imagine, 425 ladies attended out of the 1200 members that are still alive — a whopping third!  We were singing sorority songs, eating, and drinking a lot of wine or ice tea.  I never thought I’d be at this end of the spectrum, age wise, but was amazed and challenged by the sisters attending who were in the decades ahead of me.

What a beautiful day to treasure forever!

Lake San Marcos Honors

Friday, February 20th, 2009

lanay1A delightful reception was held last Sunday, Feb. 15, to honor Debbie Morales as she “retires”  from her position as  Choir Director/ Organist.  LaNay Kitzing sang a gorgeous solo ,”God will Make a Way” as an extra special treat.  Many of the congregation brought cards with touching notes of appreciation.  A  HUGE cake was enjoyed by all. This coming Sunday, Feb. 22, will be her last at this church and the last of 7 churches she has served over the last 46 years. Debbie hopes to sing a solo ,”Thank You for Giving to the Lord”, as a special tribute to this unique and loving congregation. (taking bets if she can contain the tears)