The Grand Party


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The Grand Party

The Grand Party

The Grand Party

Last night was a night to remember.  It was the annual Herb in Florida dinner dance.  Each year the Green Gables Croquet Club holds a tournament at the Beach Club in Palm Beach.  At the end of the tournament Herb Roemmele, a member of both clubs,  hosts a lavish dinner dance for players, friends and family.  Last night was the 25th such party and, sadly we are told, the last.  There were about 500 guests.

Jeanette and I got to the club about an hour early.  With the Trump in town and the restricted use of the southern bridge it is hard to judge the traffic.  We have had some real gridlock situations during the President’s visits.  Furthermore, with so many guests attending we were concerned about parking.  So . . . we went early and had no issues.

It gave us a chance to see the party unfolding.

When we arrived the staff was in the process of last-minute set up.

Setting up

Setting up

Setting up

Setting up

Last minute preparations

Last minute preparations

We pretty much had the place to ourselves.

Pretty Lady

Pretty Lady

I’m not the type who likes to be late.

Soon, however,  the people started to arrive.  First a few and then many.

People Arriving

People Arriving

By the Bar

By the Bar

Bar Scene

Bar Scene

Outside crowd

Outside crowd

The cocktail hour was held, as you can see, poolside.  Around 7:30PM the guests were invited upstairs to the dining area.  Some of us had arranged to reserve a table and one of our group had gone in ahead of time to guard the table.  In the past people have removed the reserved signs and taken the tables for themselves.  Naughty!

The dinner was very nice and the wine flowed freely.  And people danced.

At the Dinner

At the Dinner

Dancers

Dancers

We are going to miss this party.  Thank you Herb.

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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