About 28 years ago, 7 young couples, all going to the same church at the time, and living in the same neighborhood, got together for a "Sweet Heart" Valentines dinner. The host provided the meat dish, bread and drinks. The other couples brought a side dish. Everyone had a blast and we decided to continue getting together once a month. Each month we meet at a different home, and we have a great little wheel to keep everyone straight on whose turn it is and what food dish to bring.
Over the years, we have seen babies born, children grow up and grandchildren enter the world. All of us are now grandparents except for us, and we only have about six more weeks to wait. We have been on many vacations together, including ski trips, a trip to Santa Fe, and several summertime weekend house boat adventures. Attending our children's weddings, near and far, has also been a frequent activity.
We have celebrated the good times together and supported each other through the bad times. We have helped each other move to bigger houses and through job changes, illness, and deaths in the family. None of us has been divorced and we all still live in the same city.
I think we are a pretty unique group.