Saturday, January 07, 2012

Come say goodbye!

Thanks for some very nice comments, blog readers! It was great to hear from people. I hope you hang in with me as my writing shifts to a more Honduran flavour.
Somebody asked about getting in touch with me by email: Please use jodypatersonmobile@gmail.com, as the Shaw address will be gone by the end of next week. Comments on this blog are now coming through that email, so that works too.
Farewell party/fundraiser coming up next Wednesday, Jan. 11 - drop by if you can, 6-10 p.m. at the Garry Oak Room (1335 Thurlow Rd) of Fairfield Community Centre. A very talented, engaging trio of musicians - my daughter Rachelle Reath, her partner Aaron Watson and fabulous trumpet player Alfons Fear - will be providing the music at what I'm figuring will be a great big cocktail party full of people I know. How nice is that? My cousin and her husband Toni and Lee Burton will be tending bar.
We opted to raise a little money on our way out the door for PEERS Victoria and Cuso International (my past and my future!), so it's admission by donation and we're hoping people will throw $10-$15 in the pot if they can afford it. And if you can't, no problem - come on down! 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Jody,
You and Denise MP were the first people I had over for tea five years ago, when we moved to Victoria. I wanted to find out about this city (a great one too) so I have learned over the years. I have followed your writing and am sure that your work in the City will be missed. Wishing you good luck and if I can be of some help, I will be here. Arrivederci e a presto. Annamaria Bamji.

mrwriteon said...

I will invariably continue to drop by, Jody. just try to keep me away. You -- even though we see each other much too rarely -- remain one of my favorite people ever.

love always,
Ian

Roberta Burris said...

All these years, I kept saying, Oh, what a great column. I must write and say how much I apprecited it." And I never did it! Distractions piled up but that's a poor excuse.

You have been consistently amazing. I love your outrage, your caring, your researcha nd always, your humour. I'll miss seeinbg your by-line.

Good luck on the next adventure.