‘Member how I used to meet my friend Jane every month for coffee and lunch? And then, last October, she passed away, like, SUDDENLY? Well, I don’t moan on about it, but I miss her like stink.
This month, I drove over to Vint (owned by Heine Brothers), where we met for coffee.
There’s an odd li’l light for Joey.
When I came through this door, there should be a Jane just standing up at that empty table.
I found a table back by the counter instead, one with only one chair, got my coffee, and played word games for a while. Jane had a stellar vocabulary. We enjoyed not needing to limit ourselves to the same 400 words.
And then. And then.
I went to The Irish Rover, where we had come to always have lunch, although we had earlier gone a different place every month.
I believe the Rover was my first Thursday Door post, but here’s a better picture of the whole side. The door toward the front doesn’t open, the one in the middle, along with the bicycle, are painted on, and the one toward the back is the actual entrance.
And here’s the front. One of those green panels is a door, opening onto the dining area. Lights for Joey. 🙂
Inside, the sad turned to happy. Jane’s brother, two of her neighborhood friends, and friends of friends have begun meeting once a month in her memory, and I had been invited. There was much talk, much laughter, a tear or two, good food, and beer. Jane woulda loved it! This was my first Janie Day, but it won’t be my last.
Thursday Doors is the brain child of Norm Frampton, photographer extraordinaire. Visit his site, enjoy his photos, click on the blue frog link, and enter a world of doors.
A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: Write about something sad that turns happy.