|Jimmy Barrier, Joan Stonecipher, Ken Hatch|
Last weekend, we were so pleased to have the opportunity to see Joan Stonecipher while she was in town visiting and to attend the Pilchuck Gala Auction. We were invited to an intimate dinner party at Penny & Mick Thackery’s home on Queen Anne where Penny, Mick, Joan, Ken and I had the time to talk and catch up with what is going on in all of our lives. Mick was the chef extraordinaire and his dinner was impressive!
|Ken & Cathi Hatch, Walter & Esther Schoenfeld|
And then just a couple of nights later, we all attended the Pilchuck Gala Auction. As we arrived, we ran into our good friends, Esther & Walter Schoenfeld and had our arrival photo taken together.
During the cocktail party part of the evening, we had fun catching up with Stacy & Greg Lill, Carl & Renee Behnke, Ian MacNeil, Christi Wallace, Leslie & Dale Chihuly, Duell Fisher, Dana Reid & Larry Hitchon, Mitzi & John Morris, Joe Whinney, Carole Ellison, Susan Taylor, Bob Cremin, Eliza Flug, Alicia & Michael Hatch and many more.
|Cathi Hatch, Dale Chihuly, Ken Hatch|
When we sat down for dinner, we were seated at Patty & Jimmy Barrier’s table along with the Schoenfelds and the Behnkes. The table right next to us included Joan Stonecipher and Penny & Mick Thackery.
Patty brought a roll of dimes for everyone at the table and we played a fun betting game throughout the auction trying to guess if each item would be auctioned off for more, less or the exact catalog value. Since Ken and I generally placed our bets entirely opposite from one another, we merely hedged each other’s bets and I couldn’t tell at the end of the evening if we had actually won, lost or merely broken even!?
|Duell Fisher, Renee Behnke, Cathi Hatch|
|Ken attempting to remove Dana’s boot.
As we were leaving and walked by Dana Reid’s table, Ken couldn’t resist misbehaving by trying to remove Dana’s boot to use as a wine glass as he had done at a ZINO Society holiday event a couple of years ago. But Dana was able to keep her boot firmly on her foot and I was able to safely lead him out to our car.
It was a high energy and fun evening and the art was spectacular!