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WifeLess

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WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« on: April 25, 2015, 08:43:24 AM »
To honor the life and recent death of our dear friend WasAWife, local Young Widow Forum members will be gathering on Sunday May 3 at 11:00 am for a special brunch at Snuffys in Scotch Plains, NJ. Since our previous attempts at scheduling this brunch had to be canceled because of snow/sleet, I hope the weather will be more cooperative this time.

Recently, my lovely wife Bluebird posted this as a Facebook event, and at least 8 members who are also Facebook friends have already indicated they are planning to attend, with 5 more maybes. If anyone else wishes to, please post below so that the appropriate reservation can be made.

For those unfamiliar, the all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffet at Snuffy's is huge, enough for two large meals plus dessert. The full adult price, including tax and service charge, is about $30 per person, but half that for children of ages 5 to 8 and free for those of age 4 or under. Directions to Snuffy's/Pantagis/Renaissance may be found here:

http://www.pantagis.com/direct.html

It seems very fitting that Snuffys be the location for this special brunch in WasAWife's honor. Five years ago she organized the first NJ Sunday Brunch Widowbago there, which began a tradition of Snuffy's brunches that brought YWBB members together almost every month for the next several years. The number of attendees often surpassed 20, with members coming from not only NJ but several surrounding states as well, including NY, PA, CT, MD and even OH and MI. So I hope you will join us. It is not necessary to have met WasAWife to attend. All wids and kids are welcome.

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 09:49:53 AM »
Gonna attempt to represent some of the newbs; I'm planning on being there.

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 01:08:06 PM »
I'd love to come but am wondering if anyone else is bringing children?  I would have an 8 year old in tow; more fun for all if she's not the only little one.  Coming from the Lehigh Valley if anyone wants to carpool.

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 08:12:57 PM »
TooSoon: Many times in the past members have brought children to these brunches. They are always welcome. I don't know whether any others will be bringing kids this time, but I've posted the question to the Facebook group and should have an answer for you in a few days.

Based on the responses so far from both Facebook and here, the list of definite or possible attendees includes those Young Widow Forum and/or YWBB members known as:

Bluebird
WifeLess
Singinmomo4
Bobssleepykitty
Chica
Wjoy
Michael797
TooSoon
BC63
NickM
Gaff
Kochanie
Jamiesgirl (perhaps via Skype)

Plus 2 other widowers.

Anyone else interested in attending?

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 10:51:29 PM »
Wish I could, it's been too long, miss ya all. Crazy but one of the wids of this group I saw last, was wasawife. She attended the FoCoNoCo (Colorado) last May. I've always admired her adventure, living through her pictures of her travels on FB. We were having dinner and she was showing me her adventures thus far and explained where she'd be hiking before getting on a plane home. What a beautiful trip she planned, saw, hiked, etc... She looked to be in great health, most do, I guess we know :( sorry I'm missing it. I'll be there in spirit.
Yesterday, I attended our NE OH/NW PA Bago and met Michael797. He & I talked about this one and I assured him he'd be in equally fine company.  I did, however, forgot to tell you, Michael, to keep an eye on the "knife ninja", he's a shifty one ;-) great meeting you.
Cheers wasawife, one helluva a sweet , friendly woman & definitely will be missed!
:-)Sandi

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 04:11:06 PM »
Count me in. My daughter has a soccer game at noon but it's close to Snuffy's so I think I can work around it and be there for at least a while. WAW and I talked about hiking a number of times but I never did get to go with her.

Coincidentally 5/4 will be 9 years for me. Ugh.

Mike
Cathryn, your love made me what I am today.I am in awe of you.

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 04:29:00 PM »
I am a yes
You hate me don't you? Yup, so much I married you twice! :)

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2015, 09:18:43 PM »
Sandi: Sorry you cant make it. And I don't know whether the ninja will be attending, since she has not yet replied.

TooSoon: Although no other who responded on Facebook has yet indicated they will definitely be bringing a child, several who have previously brought their children wanted me to again assure you that doing so is perfectly fine.

After a few additions, the list of definites and maybes is now:

Bluebird
WifeLess
Singinmomo4
Bobssleepykitty
Wjoy
Michael797
TooSoon + 8 yo
MikeR
Lmsmdm
Chica
BC63
NickM
Gaff
Kochanie
Jamiesgirl (perhaps via Skype)

Plus 2 other widowers.

Who else would like to join us?
« Last Edit: April 29, 2015, 09:22:16 PM by WifeLess »

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 11:54:22 PM »
I'm so sorry,

I'm working 11am-2pm on Sunday.  I have a freelance gig this week as well, which leaves me very little wiggle/shift switching room.

All heart,
K

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2015, 10:43:57 AM »
K: Sorry you and your entourage of (vegan) exclamation points will not be joining us. Maybe something can be planned for NYC this summer.

It appears that the final list of definites and maybes will be:

Bluebird
WifeLess
Singinmomo4
Bobssleepykitty
Wjoy
Michael797
TooSoon + 8 yo
MikeR
Lmsmdm
Chica
BC63
NickM
Gaff
Jamiesgirl (perhaps via Skype)

Plus 2 other widowers.

But there's always room if anyone else wishes to join us.

For Those Planning To Attend:
The reservation is for 11:00 am, the time they open for Sunday brunch. If you don't recognize us when you arrive, just ask for the Chapter 2 table. Since there will be one check for all of us, please bring exact cash. The full adult price is about $30 per person, which includes tax, their 20% service charge for large parties, plus a little extra since we stay so long. (Unlimited coffee and juice are included with brunch. Soda and alcoholic beverages are extra.) Also bring your appetite. The extensive offerings on the buffet are diverse enough for two large meals plus dessert, and so overeating should be expected. Again, here are the directions to Snuffy's - Pantagis - Renaissance:
 
http://www.pantagis.com/direct.html

Hope to see all of you tomorrow morning at 11:00 am.
« Last Edit: May 02, 2015, 11:18:08 AM by WifeLess »

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2015, 12:03:11 PM »
I wish I lived closer. WasAWife was a sweet lady. I am glad to have met her a couple of times.

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2015, 02:47:13 PM »
Adding on here at the last minute, if I may. Myself and my two teens. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing those I've met before again.
Without you, Baby, I'm not me.

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2015, 04:01:10 PM »
Just confirming that I will be coming with PA crew; just me, no M for entertainment this time.  Looking forward to it!  P.S. - I'm also vegan but am assuming there will be something vegan friendly?  There always seems to be.

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2015, 04:45:53 PM »
IronBear: Please do join us someday when you're up in the area again.

SoVerySad: Glad that you and your teens will be coming.

TooSoon: There is a salad bar with vege options. And the last time we were there, the cook accommodated K's request for a vegan meal by preparing her a plate of hot veges. Be sure to ask them about this when you arrive, or even before. And Bluebird suggests that you might want to bring your own seasonings for it.

I was wrong. It now looks like the final list of definites and maybes will be:

Bluebird
WifeLess
Singinmomo4
Bobssleepykitty
Wjoy
Michael797
TooSoon
SoVerySad + 2 teens
MikeR
Lmsmdm
Chica
BC63
NickM
Gaff
Jamiesgirl (perhaps via Skype)

Plus 2 other widowers.

But there's still time to add more names if anyone else wishes to join us.

For Those Planning To Attend:
The reservation is for 11:00 am, the time they open for Sunday brunch. If you don't recognize us when you arrive, just ask for the Chapter 2 table. Since there will be one check for all of us, please bring exact cash. The full adult price is about $30 per person, which includes tax, their 20% service charge for large parties, plus a little extra since we stay so long. (Unlimited coffee and juice are included with brunch. Soda and alcoholic beverages are extra.) Also bring your appetite. The extensive offerings on the buffet are diverse enough for two large meals plus dessert, and so overeating should be expected. Again, here are the directions to Snuffy's - Pantagis - Renaissance:
 
http://www.pantagis.com/direct.html

Hope to see all of you tomorrow morning at 11:00 am.

« Last Edit: May 02, 2015, 04:52:39 PM by WifeLess »

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Re: WasAWife Memorial NJ Brunch 5/3
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2015, 06:32:48 PM »
Thanks, Wifeless.  I called and they were super nice and accommodating!  Looking forward to tomorrow.