Dinner with the Expats

19 Aug

Dinner with the Expats

A dinner party for me, because I came from so far away. What a wonderful evening with my old college friends: Barton, the pianist, and Lucy, the opera singer. Rita was the only native German there, but married to an American expat, also an opera singer. From the old Girl Scout round: “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, but the other gold.”

Barton, super pianist. Worked for years with the Munich Philharmonic and Loren Maazel, conductor.


Rita and Ed. Ed sings in the Bavarian State Opera Chorus with Lucy.


Barton and me. We used to ride out to opera rehearsals together with Ed Murphy. Only local musicians would understand what an odd grouping that was. Barton knows so many stories about personalities in the music world. The stories he knows about Leonard Bernstein. Not repeatable here.


Thank you to dear friend Lucy for the delicious dinner. Such a great time together catching up on 40 years in two days.



4 Responses to “Dinner with the Expats”

  1. mamacormier September 8, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    There’s nothing like reconnecting with old friends. My girlfriends from high school and I had a mini reunion last year and we’ve seen each other as a group a couple of times since. Time to organize the next soiree.

    • Rosemarie September 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

      It was wonderful (an understatement) to reconnect with my family and friends in Europe. I’m hoping for a return trip, maybe not quite so elaborate next time.

  2. CMFowler October 9, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    How wonderful to connect with these interesting people! The world is getting smaller and it’s amazing when you find that your neighbors might be in another country. We are becoming citizens of the world. Very eye opening!

    • Rosemarie October 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

      It was fantastic to reconnect with my old friends after 40 years and to pick up our friendship as if it had only been yesterday.

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