gsp Thoughts From A Diva: 12/26/04 - 1/2/05

Thoughts From A Diva

Random images and thoughts from a misplaced Minnesota Diva trying to survive in Wisconsin.

Saturday, January 01, 2005

New Year Memories

Twenty years ago last night, I was working for American Express as an
operator. We were living in Mineola, NY, and I worked in Huntsville,
NY. Out on Long Island.

My job was very simple: I answered the phone and gave authorization
for people to use their American Express cards. This was before it
was all automated. We handled calls from all over the USA including

My boss brought in several bottles of champagne and every hour when
another part of the country celebrate - we celebrated, too.

We were so inebriated by the time we went home, we all had to go to
breakfast at a local diner so we could sober up.

Two weeks later, I left for Alaska and college.

That is one of my favorite memories of New Year's Eve.

Happy New Year!

Well, we started 2005 off with a bang!

We went downtown LaCrosse and watched the magnificent fireworks
display. We drank champagne and had a helluva great time!!!

I also talked to my best friend from high school last night.

I had not seen or talked to Hope in almost 20 years. We talked for
over an hour last night. It felt like we had never parted.

I will tell you more later, just wanted to drop a note and say...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!