Just another day at work—but one with a whole lot of food and friendship

 

Gloria, getting into her Foodie role.

Gloria, getting into her Foodie role.

Like all people who work together on a daily basis, the North Fourth Art Center staff has its good days and bad. Friendships develop and get frayed around the edges from time to time. We rely on each other at work and outside. And mostly it’s all good.

Working at North Fourth is a hard job whether you’re teaching art or providing personal assistance to the students who come to spend their days in a safe and engaging and creative environment. These students have great affection for and very high expectations of the staff and, we’re proud to say, they deliver. Whatever it takes, they’re up to the task.

Once in awhile we gather for a few hours of eating and laughing. Today, our very own pre-Thanksgiving holiday was one of those days.

The staff all pitches in but sisters Gloria and Ana have usually taken the lead every year; this year Gloria was the organizer extraordinaire giving her sister a little time off.

As usual, everything was completely delicious, from the varied veggies to Teddy’s sweetly creamily delicious cheesecakes. Since the best foods in the world, stuffing and sweet potatoes appear at Thanksgiving, it’s a good day by my standards. Monica and Susanna, they were perfect…absolutely perfect.

Thanks to one and all.

A slightly strange looking turkey but a happy one (at least before he was cooked)  because of his free-range life.

A slightly strange looking turkey but a happy one (at least before he was cooked) because of his free-range life.

But always eat your veggies.

But always eat your veggies.

Teddy singlehandedly made all of the cheesecakes.

Teddy singlehandedly made all of the cheesecakes.

Tom and Omar, third or fourth plates.

Tom and Omar, third or fourth plates.

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Tamara and Monique. Finishing touches?

Roni and Rich deciding from which angle to approach the tables.

Roni and Rich deciding from which angle to approach the tables.

Monica, the stuffing maker, samples other delicacies.

Monica, the stuffing maker, samples other delicacies.

Jesse and Josh and Bradd, dainty eaters all.

Jesse and Josh and Bradd, dainty eaters all.

Tamara and Gloria, I assume that's fine wine in appropriately fine crystal.

Tamara and Gloria, I assume that’s fine wine in appropriately fine crystal.

Sherilyn is eating to keep her hair strong.

Sherilyn is eating to keep her hair strong.

 

2 thoughts on “Just another day at work—but one with a whole lot of food and friendship

  1. Wow, looks like a good time was had by all. Great food and happy folks, ah, Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing your feast and your co workers.

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