Last weekend we had a retirement party for Mrs. Graves (No, not me. Jacquetta Graves) and Mrs. Johnson. And when I say “we,” I use the word very loosely because Garen and I can’t take credit for much since his sisters and Connie’s daughters did most of the work, along with some talented friends that do catering professionally. Jacquetta and Connie touched so many lives. It was quite obvious from the wonderful showing at the reception. The party had a beautiful teacher theme, complete with a display of teaching memories they’ve collected over the years. Each table had photos of them and notecards for guests to write best wishes, thoughts, and memories to the two ladies. I know they have enjoyed reading these and that they will be cherished. The color scheme was pink and turquoise, their favorite colors, as were the cakes.
I’m pretty sure Will and Anna had at least two pieces of cake and a few cookies each.
We got to take some family photos too, which isnt always an easy thing to coordinate.
It was wonderful and so special for them to see how much they mean to their community. They are two very special ladies. I know they will be sorely missed but we are excited to get to spend more time with MaMa.