Saturday, January 24

{dinner at the beach house}

We had dinner last night with some friends of ours--the Bowes.  We always enjoy their company and they insist that we bring Lil Petunia along.
Lil Petunia teaching Mrs Bowes how to play on the Nintendo DS!

Lil P listening to hubby's conversation with Mr Bowes.  He is 90 years young and sharp as a tack!  He has had an incredible life and has lots of stories to tell.  He is one of the Bowes a la Pitney-Bowes.  When he was a little boy he was driven to school in a limousine by a chauffer.  Then the great depression hit and his family lost everything.  He didn't have a penny to his name.  He went on to eventually become very successful all on his own--a scholarship to the Naval Academy, the Air Force during the war, and the CEO of two fortune 500 companies.

I love the decor at The Beach House.

11 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

You know they want Lil Petunia brought along because she is such a dear! People never insist that you bring your children if they are imps! Way to go to you and Hubby and Lil P. She is such a doll and I can just tell she is precious! What an interesting story about Mr. Bowes! Have you chosen a desk?

Mrs. K said...

never heard of the beach house but looks so cute! :) and the hot chocolate looks yummy. i can't wait for the warm weather to return!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Looks like a lovely time with good company!

Jo said...

What a wonderful evening out. I can only imagine the stories that have been shared by Mr. Bowes. He must be fascinating conversationalist.

Jill said...

The Beach House is so pretty. What a nice dinner. Lil P's dessert looks yummy.

Heather said...

That looks like such a lovely time. I love the decor of the restaurant, and your daughter look so sweet and cute.

Heather said...

Ooops, sorry, I did not proofread. Should have said "looks" - ha.

M.Lane said...

I love how you put beignets in quotes!!! Not Cafe Du Monde eh?
ML
mlanesepic.blogspot.com

PS I never thanked you for putting me on the invite list. I am honored. ML

Jaina said...

That place looks awesome. Sounds like you had wonderful dinner company. :)

midnight macaroons said...

That's an inspiring story about Mr. Bowes. He sounds like an interesting person. He had to be a great man of character to survive the Depression and build a Fortune 500 company from the ground up. I'm sure he has all sorts of wonderful stories to share with you and your family. They were the true Americans that built our country. They look like very nice people.

preppy little dress said...

how cool!