Another loss, another cake

My office recently celebrated the retirement of Lorraine after 18 years working in the early childhood department of the agency. It was a bittersweet affair because we will miss her tremendously (and already do!). For the occasion, the “decorating committee” transformed the baby gym into a swanky lounge!

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I was in charge of the chocolate fountain, of course! Please admire my handiwork πŸ˜›

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The spread of hors d’oeuvres was staggering.

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The table kept growing …

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… and growing …

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… and growing!

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Ta-da!

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Finally, the guest of honor made her appearance amidst much hugging …

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… and greeting …

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… and schmoozing …

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… and laughter …

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… and general fanfare!

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Here’s my plate with veggies, pico de gallo, guacamole, fresh herbed mozzarella on parmesan toast, sushi rolls, and bean dip:

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Just imagine the guacamole times about 30, and that’s probably how much I ate!

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The crowd went crazy!

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My favorite kind of assembly line:

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Belkis demonstrated proper chocolate fountain procedure:

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Sam just posed:

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I ate:

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Deborah and I found Lucia’s sangria!

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The crowd gathered for Lorraine’s speech …

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… while I embarked on super critical cake-cutting duty!

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Lorraine, we will miss you … and thanks for giving us yet another marvelous opportunity to celebrate in style!

2 thoughts on “Another loss, another cake

  1. Vani says:

    Sarah my dear, I am so jealous of your workplace. One of my favorite colleagues just retired; it’s crazy to think about working at the same place for so many years!!

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