Since then, the company closed and we ended up in different places, sometimes at the same place. We've managed all these years to get together on a semi-regular basis. We started calling ourselves the Rose Sisterhood because 1) we always eat at Rose Cafe and 2) we had recently read Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood as part of the Smalltown Mom book club (which consisted of me passing books around the office).
Last night's dinner was the first in many months, as one of our group just finished chemo for breast cancer and she was finally feeling well enough to go out. "V" is supermom and superfriend. She has the biggest heart and I think she keeps us all together. We reflected on seeing each other's children born, and now the children are grown! Time flies.
We decided on a new venue for our next dinner. "A" and her husband recently bought a neighborhood bar. So we're going to go there next (but A doesn't know it yet!).
Here's to my Rose Sisters!