Thursday, the 20th, was my wife’s birthday. I held a surprise party for her at Bugaboo Creek Restaurant. It was a fun time, in all, but I felt for the first time the loss of our friends The Doughtys, who recently moved 3 hours away.
Every party at Bugaboo involved us and the Doughtys. When it was their party, we showed up. When it was our party, they showed up. Thursday, however, there were a couple empty seats (not just figuratively). Though the seats were empty because two people who we really wanted to come didn’t show up, I think now it is fitting to think of those two empty seats as a tribute to the Doughtys.
You were there in spirit, though not in body. Salutamus!