Annual Dinner April 2018
- Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 12:12
30 or so members attended the annual dinner. It was good to see friends and relatives who were non-walkers and also members who had moved away from the area. We met in the bar for drinks, and there was the usual beautiful sunset over the golf course as we sat down to the meal. The meal and service were of the expected high standard. We relaxed back in the bar for coffee and the raffle. Margaret’s husband Steven sent these comments:
“When I was a youngster, I remember often being told by older people that time passes more quickly when you get older. I remember thinking how that can be? Time is not variable, surely a day is a day, a year is a year. Such is the naivety of youth; can it really be twelve months sine the last Ramblers Dinner? The time seems to have passed as fast as the Starship Enterprise, as it goes off on its never-ending journey.
As a non-walker, honestly, I would, folks, but the hip just won’t let me, my biggest concern as these events is trying to remember people’s names. This is something I am very bad at, and always have been. Why is it that people can remember who I am, but their name is out there, just on the edge of the fog? However, I never forget a face, so my apologies. I know I know you but not what your name is.
This year presented an extra problem, well, not exactly a problem, shall we call it a challenge.
As it says on the tin, it’s a dinner, so obviously food is an important part of the event. It’s always nice to be able to select from the menu the dishes which you prefer. Nothing difficult so far. However, this fact seems to have been missed by the current Mrs Lock.
When I filled in my choices and gave the form to her, she calmly and very dismissively informed me that she had chosen for me. Her excuse being that the caterers needed to know the numbers.
So once again, my apologies to Stella and the rest of you good people on our table if I said rather too often “That look’s nice, what is it?”
The other surprise of the evening was that I won a prize in the raffle. Thank you for all your hospitability and happy walking”.
Thank you Steven ! , and many thanks to Tony and Ann for organising the evening. Much enjoyed by all.