FAIR HARBOR GETS FESTIVE – Let’m eat cake!!!
Photos by Paul (staff photographer for the night).
A dessert party was held in honor of
“The Missing Link” (a.k.a. Norman Schechter) on the occasion of it’s (his)
birthday. It made no difference to the revelers that “Links” actual birthday
was more than a month away. Around 75 partygoers were treated to an amazing
assortment of chocolates and cakes. When I asked our host Bob Jaffe where the
desserts were purchased, he replied ‘NOYFB”. I chose to not ask what
that stood for. He later credited Diane as the principal schlepper of the pastries.
When asked about the unusual timing for the festivities, Jaffe said “Every day
is Norman’s birthday here in Fair Harbor. We just decided to throw this year’s
soiree on a date that our beloved guest of honor and his adored mistress Joan
could actually attend.”
Party goers came from as far as Ocean Beach and Kismet. In fact one Kismetic was the last to arrive (can you guess- that’s
right Bicycle Bill). His reason for being tardy was about not finding a bicycle
that was appropriately equipped for the journey past Saltaire Security. Bill said “yeah, can you believe it...not only do they require a
flashlight...but it also has to have a working bulb and batteries.”
In attendance were former “Mixed Signals” Duke and Helene; Paula-Jerry-Ira and
their bevy of beauties from O.B.; Marty (sans Maxine- who was home waiting for
the call from her daughter announcing the arrival of a a grandchild-as of this writing, no grandchild has arrived); Pat Clancy, Laurie
and Company; Ro and Marie; Nina (looking fetching) and the rest of her
housemates. Artie and Minda brought a delicious tart
(and also brought a dessert also). Caryn, Sarah, and the rest brought a crumb
cake worthy of Entenmanns's. Neil and Bonnie won prettiest dessert with their
fruit cake that would make even the Cherry Grove gang envious. Pat Robbins
attended with housemates Judy, Bette, Gail, and Paul (staff photographer for
the night). Andy and Delena joined their housemates
in a toast to Norman who immediately drank the vodka and then proceeded to eat
the cup in which it was served. Jerry took the night off from taking stills.
Brother and sis-in-law D.J. and Rose making their final appearance before D.J.
Splits for another 2 months of world traveling...when asked where he is going,
D.J. Replied...”if it ends in S T A N, I’m going there”.
Even Shelly (normally an early to bed-er came with Stephanie) to “Just break
the cycle of non-attendance”. Leo and Joyce were also up way past their
bedtime. Marlene came not for dessert but rather to come see if her missing
bike would somehow appear. Jaffe has promised Marlene that her bike would be
found if he has anything to say about it. He has a vested interest in its’
Joe and Gena managed to not dance. Andy and
Vickie, after a long day’s work at the Pine Walk Fair also attended. Vickie
volunteers to raise funds and awareness for the feral cats to which Jaffe
responded...”I have the answer to feral cats...FERAL DOGS!!!”
Tara and her handsome friend found a cozy place on the deck to talk about old
times (and they just met). Johannes and Elizabeth were celebrating their
new-found liberation from FI Contracting.
A good time was had by all...Olga summed it up well...but no one stayed late
enough to hear the end of her summation.
And that is Fair Harbor News-real tough to come by.
Susan Aurichio (right) all the way from Land of No
another pretty fair harbor gal
your thoughts pure
someone else take the pictures I’m eating
Jerry catch up
forgets to close his eyes
lets get out of here and make whoopee
all the way from Kismet (in the fog) and 2 Fair Harborites she met on Invasion water taxi
we go already
his eyes were open
I thinkI ate a bug
I wish I
had 2 mouths
I swear -
he is my brother
the host gets some play
hanging on Andy’s every word
ADDITIONAL PHOTOS BY JEANNIE…
Hmmmmmmmm lets get serious here…….lots of cake