ASAP's front door on my retirement day, 4/29/05.
The staff had even put a "retirement" banner in the lobby.
Pat Bowman, in her customary "red court dress".
Jaime Henao and Kim Clinton blowing up the balloons--and Kim has a fear of balloons popping!
Vicente Zambrano and Julie Mullins setting up the buffet table--Vicente and others had commissioned a special beef dish for one of the entrees.
The "head" table with Mom's bouquet in the middle.
Laura Blake created a box of kleenex on rubber bands that I could wear around my neck!
Gerri and me as things got underway.
Kathleen helping at the buffet table.
Julie Mullins and Kathleen Petty.
The drink table
Flowers that Melissa Carey-Lopez gave me--she couldn't be there for the party.
Maggie Reynolds, and Sarah Stakes from Alexandria ASAP.
Before the feast.
More of the food before the feast began.
Kathleen fixed a plate for John and me, but we didn't get to it until after everything was over.
Leslie Bubenhofer provided the "smiley face" cake.
Guests arriving--Jody talking with George and Maura Swanberg, therapists.
Dr. Frieda Tatem and her husband Alvin. Frieda is the vice-chair of the Policy Board.
Elsa Bernardo at the front table.
Elsa had been an intern, and was then hired to work part-time.
Ron McDevitt and ?
Judge Michael Cassidy from the General District Court.
Gerri Cathcart introducing Ken Garnes, my boss.
Mike Green, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Chapter of MADD.