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The Puget Sound
Chapter of Free Republic
Christmas Party, 2003
On Saturday, December 6th 2003, members of the Puget Sound Chapter
of Free Republic held a Christmas party, one of the relatively rare events
where Washington FReepers forsake the Internet to meet face-to-face, sometimes
to renew personal friendships and sometimes to meet others in person for
the first time. Washington State FReeper events are always interesting
and always fun.
A tradition for WA FReepers, it appears, are the brews from master brewer
BilltheDrill. The warning to the right was prominently posted, along
with the descriptions of this year's offerings (following).
This brew was quite clearly reflecting on the Left's hand-wringing
The next beer was probably named for FReeper Publius. Despite the disclaimers,
This one had an interesting name, for which I have no explanation in hand.
Perhaps it referred to the angel high atop the Christmas Tree...
BilltheDrill's offerings were very well received.
With Bottle Caps
(The Art of Booze, by BilltheDrill)
And such was BilltheDrill's brewing fame, he was presented with a special
gift, a talking bottle-opener.
All seriousness aside, it was an excellent occasion for chats with (often,
but not always) like-minded folk.
and for all the children present to play (and keep the adults busy!):
Early on, the party started with the traditional series of toasts to
: "Our Godfather Ronald Reagan, To our spiritual Godfather Barry Goldwater,
To President George Walker Bush,and Richard Bruce Cheney, and to the
father of Free Republic Jim Robinson. And to our hostess, GarandGirl."
The party took no time in spreading the favourite hangout of successful
parties -- the kitchen, where the first (but not last) attempt at a surreptitious
photograph was quickly foiled.
Throughout the event a Live Thread
was maintained. Publius took his turn more than once (but why did
the postings always seem to come from Libertina!?!?)
Soon it was dinner time, starting with recognition of the contributions
of the current Chapter President (Libertina) and her predecessors, then the
line formed for dinner.
This shows just a bit of the potluck spread, including what was left over
Later, a video of the FReep of the Seattle (Lake Forest Park) book-signing
in the area by Her Royal Highness Hillary Rodham Clinton (HRH HRC) was played
for all to view and enjoy.
All gave their thanks to the lovely, hard-working and gracious hostess
for this event, GarandGirl (also here with Libertina)!
It was a great evening to share with other FReepers!
Last updated 12/20/2003.
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