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Serena Wins! Happy Birthday, Leslie!

Today Serena Williams won the U.S. Open for the fifth time. Awesome! (Wow, it took her long enough!!! Marilyn, sister Sue and I were quite annoyed she didn't manage it quicker...)

Yes, obviously we were all pulling for her, in case I didn't make that clear...

After the match was finally over, we took off to head to Leslie's house. Marilyn and I had gotten ready so we'd be able to leave right away. She was having people over starting at 3:00 p.m. and it was now long past the time...

We had a bottle to take along, but we had to stop to get birthday cards on the way.

For those of you who don't recall Leslie, she's a dear friend that we know through the festival (and have known for many years). Leslie is black and was the festival president back in 2007 (our Centennial year). She was the first-ever black president. The joke we always made about Leslie was that she was going to cry during whatever happened that year. (smile) She's a very emotional person and would shed happy tears at the drop of a hat. Very sweet!

Aside from being president, she's also been very involved with the Court program. And her daughter Erica (whom we've known since she was young) was a Princess on the 2013 court this past year. She did that as a junior, so she just started her senior year this past week...

Marilyn and I only had one drink each, Margaritas. And boy, were they STRONG! We wouldn't have dared to have another one! Hahahahahaha. The invite was to come and share drinks and this event had already been postponed a couple of times. So it was nice to finally be there with her and her friends and family.

In other news, I'm still reading "The Girl Who Played with Fire" (by Stieg Larsson) -- and enjoying it very much.

I mentioned before that I got a David Morrell book to read, too -- and I hope to get back to reading that soon...

We're done with vacation soon and then back to work! Tomorrow (Monday) we're still off -- but Tuesday we head back. It's been a lovely vacation.

Today was HOT and beautiful, by the way. We sat out in Leslie's back yard for drinks and visiting.

Tags: 2013, birthday, centennial, court, david-morrell, erica, festival, hot, kindle-paperwhite, leslie, marilyn, reading, september-2013, sister-sue, summer, tennis, us-open, vacation, weather

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