Thanks to Ardi, a small group of us gathered in beautiful Sonoma, California. A special treat was meeting Lila Lisanevich, daughter of the famed Boris and a leading creative force for the legendary Kathmandu production of "Kismet." (There's actually a Wikipedia page about Boris!)
We shared a wonderful meal at the "Taste of the Himalayas" restaurant in Sonoma, then sat in the park and reminisced for a few hours, and strolled around the plaza before heading home.
Randa had this cake made for us, with the 1962 Lincoln School class photo "magically" transformed into icing! Everybody present who was in the photo wanted the slice with "them" in it! (Thanks to Nancy Jaffee for these pictures.)
Well, it was an unbelievable weekend - the kind that only comes around very seldom. Instant, deep feeling of connection even with those of us who didn't know each other there. The shared experience of living in Kathmandu as children obviously left a profound impression on all of us.
Here's the first group of pictures from the weekend.
Randa & Roger's house at Treasure Lake
Janie Crippen and Cathy Marshall
Janie and Cathy being photographed by Melanie Marshall ("Ladybug").
A lot of this went on this weekend.
Our gracious hostess Randa
Randa, Nancy Jaffee, Cathy and Janie on the couch;
Janie's husband and Kathy Vogel visible through the "hole in the wall"