I remember going to my Paw Paw's funeral four years ago and meeting back at the house after it was over. All of my Paw Paw's favorite people were there telling their best stories about him. There was laughter and tears and I remember thinking that he would have LOVED to have been there.
I had that same feeling this weekend, without the tears.
My sweet friend, Michele, threw me a "Welcome Back" party on Saturday. Since I grew up in this area and we have lived around here a couple of different times before, I have friends from all over who came to celebrate our being back.
She brought her wonderful cinnamon rolls, made from freshly ground wheat and I made this cute little cheese ball. (See bottom for recipe.)
Michele had everyone tell how they met me and share a memory of some meaningful time together. My mother began since she has known me the longest and everyone followed in order from there.
I had friends there that I have known for over 35 years! And they still like me!
I felt like I was at my own funeral, except for the being dead part. I got to enjoy all of my favorite people in the same room saying nice things about me!
I'll admit, I felt a little spoiled and just a touch embarrassed to hear so many people talking about me, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world!
It was a wonderful day. Thank you, friends!
*Cheese Ball Recipe
2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese
3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (4 oz)
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (I used Colby Jack and mild Cheddar)
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (I used about 2 Tbsp.)