If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that on Friday, January 6th, I met with friends at Tim Horton's coffee shop not only for the first time in 2012, but also for the first time with the new coffee group, since our old group formally ended!
To be honest, I expected to just have a ho-hum-type evening, knowing that some of the people who used to meet with our group previously, wouldn't be there.
You see, not only did our previous group formally end, but a new group began on the same evening, each month. The organizers and hosts of this new group I have never met, so I hadn't even considered attending one of their group functions. Who knows, maybe at some time in the future, it will happen.
Meanwhile, knowing our group is minimal in size now, I kind of expected to just have a cup of coffee, tea or whatever, visit for a while and then, leave.
Well, the evening didn't quite progress that way!
There were nine (9) of us who met that evening. Five (5) arrived approximately the same time; about 7:30 p.m. Then, another person arrived. And, a short time later, another person arrived.
We realized we needed to move to another area, where there was more room, so off we went. It was a good thing we did, because we had another two (2) people join us, later!
We laughed, joked, and carried on like I had never seen, before! Of course, in the past, we've had many good times together, filled with fun and laughter, but not like this! :-))
Several times, it was mentioned that one of our friends from our previous group, had cut off communication with people. Yes, this is the person that I mentioned in a LwL entry before New Year's, being one (1) of two (2) people who I was shunned by, last year.
It was shocking, to say the least, to find out that I wasn't being shunned due to a difference of opinion about Biblical issues, after all.
Every single person in attendance, discussed the fact that they had tried to have contact with that same friend, but was not only unable to reach them, but they had not heard back from them. Yes, everyone was aware that our mutual friend has call display, as well as an answering system.
Well, while it is sad to hear such things, it was actually a relief to me, to hear this. Because I truly thought my friend had elected to shun me, because we had a difference of opinion over an issue of relative non-importance. At least, to me.
Yes, there's more to be said, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.
Until next time...
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