A college friend of Gay’s unexpectedly died a few months ago and the “Celebration of Life” service was coincidentally scheduled on our anniversary date on Vashon Island at Vashon Field & Pond, This would only be our second return to Vashon — Kelly’s wedding was the first — since we moved in 2011. So we took the opportunity to also celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary.
In 2004, our rehearsal dinner was at The Hardware Store Restaurant. so we made a reservation there for brunch and invited our Vashon friends. Several have since moved off the island but John & Deborah and Heather showed up and we were able to catch up on the past 11 years.