The Chefs for Day 5 - Amanda, Marie and Paula. Not pictured is Zach
The lunch menu - Homemade chicken and dumplings, broccoli & rice casserold, chicken strips 3 ways (Hooter sauce, bbq sauce and plain), corn and strawberry cake. Oh so yummy!
Paula spent three hours making the dumplings. Holy cow! I have so much admiration and respect for mothers who find/make the time for everyone other than themselves.
Lunch was just delicious! The most difficult part was having to smell the yummy food all morning until lunch time. OK, I confess, I sampled a little throughout the morning. But when the dinner bell rang...
My lunch plate
And then there was desert. The first round of desert.
Then at 3:00 we had an ice cream sundae bar.
Ice cream and toppings
Blue Bell ice cream with fresh bananas, fresh strawberries, Hershey's syrup, hot fudge, Reese's topping, caramel topping, nuts and whipped cream. OR you could go for the root beer float option. A perfect ending to a very special week.
Here they come!
My sundae. It was delicious.
The Operations and Service Center Team
Pam & Connie with a very special gift
I almost made it through the week without tears. UNTIL Pam and Connie "stalked" me after everyone had left on Friday afternoon and I was packing up my office. They presented me with the blanket in the photo above. The two of them along with a friend of Pam's, Sharon, made the blanket for me. I guess they know me all too well because they told me it was for me - to keep me warm - and that I'm not allowed to give it to a Soldier. Ha ha ha ha ha. I will keep that promise.
Again, my deepest gratitude to all of you for making my last week so special. And my sincere thanks to all of you for the great team work during my tenure with you. It has been a pleasure.