Cumhurriyet Bayram Dinners 2006
Florida Arkadaslar Bayram Luncheon Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006
Our gathering was almost ďspur of the
momentĒ in that we didnít start communicating about getting together till
mid-September. Unfortunately by that time several of our members already
had other commitments. Fortunately, we still got a nice group together.
Lynda Ozgur kindly volunteered to make arrangements with the restaurant for
a luncheon, allowing us all time to get there and home the same day.
We met at the Bosphorus Restaurant in
Winter Park, a suburb of Orlando, because it was about as centrally located
a place as we could find. There were 14 of us who came from various parts
of Florida: nine (9) Arkadaslar, two other RPCVs (wife and daughter of Paul
Kirwan) and a couple of spouses who also knew Turkey.
Attending were: Lynda Ozgur (T-6) and
Burnell Hoekstra, Susan Bayley (T-4), Hank and Jean Webb (both T-5), Paul
(T-8 and Thailand-40), Magali (Thailand-40) and Cristine (Thailand-115)
Kirwan, Wing and Jim Barfoot ( both T-9), Ilsa Dickinson (T-15) and
daughter, Laura, and Joe and Ellie (T-15) LeBaron.
Lunch consisted of delicious yaprak dolması,
Áoban salatası, karışık
ızgarı and baklava.
We enjoyed meeting and talking together
and the consensus was that we should definitely plan to get together again
next year and try to get more of our Florida members together.
Florida Arkadaslar at Bayram Luncheon, Winter Park, FL
Seated: Burnell Hoekstra, Lynda Ozgur (T-6), Hank (T-5) and Jean
(T-5) Webb, Paul Kirwin (T-8 and Thailand-40), Magali (Thailand-40), and
Cristine (Thailand-115) Kirwan.
Standing: Ellie (T-15) LeBaron, Laura Dickinson, Joseph
LeBaron, Wing (T-9) and Jim ((T-9) Barfoot, Susan Bayley (T-4), and Ilsa
Lynda Ozgur, Hank Webb, Jean Webb, Paul Kirwan, Magali Kirwan, and Cristine