DRPETER’S 60TH BIRTHDAY
by Jeannie & Dennis
“Welcome to my Party”………..
The event was DRPeter's 60th birthday party, March
22nd - It couldn't have come at a better time - though the calendar said it was
officially Spring the temperatures were wintry - nevertheless there was no
denying the distinct feel of summer as Fire Islanders, convened for the first
unofficial rite of the new season at former Kismetic Iggy's bar on New York's upper eastside, most of whom h ad not seen each other
since the previous summer - Peter, in is annual trek North from Florida,
gathered hus many friends for the occasion.
“This is such a good time
for party - Winter is over and people are thinking about the summer“.It is particularly significant for me - ever
since my life threatening diagnosis several years ago I celebrate each year as
a bonus, So this birthday is particularly significant and I wanted to enjoy it with my friends”.
He continued “I had expected 30
but 44 showed up. I guess I have more friends than I thought”. Later he
confided - “it cost me a lot but at this stage of my life what else is the
Dennis & Sharon unofficlly celebrated 5 year
together (and they said it woudn’t last) Andrea
showed up with her boyfriend Pete Schmidt who
had a rocky year healthwise. Tom came with his
girlfriend, Cartoon Alley was well represented by Phil & Myrna, Beth, Donna et al. Ken there without Laurie, but with is sister Marge.
Couples you never see at the same time: Rick & Judy showed up together as
well as Hunkel & Susan. Dynasty’s
"The Nicks": Nick, Nicoletta and their son,
Nicholas. Joe Beck took time off from his busy accounting business as a
late arrival (interesting to see this professional’s actually working side),
old Kismet fiends Gary & Louise, Nicole, Maureen and her lookalike sister,
Barbara “Grandma”, Jimmy & Joanie, Uncle Phil,
And they partied on…………