Our oldest granddaughter just turned 14. When she was 3, I believe, Kylie, her mom Liz and I went to our first Christmas tea. Kylie was really too young, but Liz and I enjoyed it. For several more years, perhaps through 2008, the last Christmas before we went on the road full time, we attended a tea every December. Often, it was at the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver, an old, famous and very fancy place. One year when our other granddaughters, Rachal and Samantha, and their mom Sherry were visiting, we all held the tea at our home. The annual event is something I miss by no longer living in our stick-and-brick house.
Today, I attended the resort Hi Tea, a chance to get acquainted or reacquainted with other women in the resort. The ballroom was very nicely decorated.
Four of the women who live very near our site also attended. This is Jane and Joanne.
And Barbara and Isabel.
Each woman was asked to bring a plate of goodies. We had more desserts than lunch mainstays, but everything was so good. Just look at the full plates on our table.
We had a good time visiting. And they we had an incredible male vocalist who sang for at least an hour and a half. Brian Roman sang the songs of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Paul Anka, Bobby Darren and Elvis Presley. He has a wonderful voice, so powerful. It was a real treat. We weren't surprised that he had been inspired by hearing Elvis as a child. He moved, wiggled and danced like the king of rock and roll while singing like a 40s crooner.