Thursday, August 8, 2019

Throw Back Thursday

Was cleaning out those old photos which tend to mount up over time, and pre-digital photo technology.  Many of those negatives and photos tossed were pictures of dolls .  Also came across several envelopes with memories fun to look at again.  One of those photo envelops had the following in them.

What a difference 25 years makes.  Here are a few pictures of the surprise 50th Birthday celebration my boss orchestrated for me at work.  He happened to be the corporate lawyer at PaineWebber Mortgage Finance.  I worked in the circle of the CEO, CFO, and Corp. Real Estate Officer; none of whom were at work that day as they were away doing due diligence for a potential acquisition.

And boy was I surprised.  Uh, me thinks the permed hair was one of my mid-life statements and one which  my ex hated.  But remember this was 25 years ago.
I feel quite sure this was my boss's expense because being a lawyer no way would he have charged it as a company expense.  He went all out!  He hired a stripper, yup 😉.  That would be him in the photo below on my lap before the festivities got underway.  There were lots of photos a few girls were taking and gave to me, all of course, must have been prearranged with my boss.  So as to not harm the psyche of my readers won't show you those 'other' photos here.  Just say everyone, even the onlookers had a great show.
There was wine, a cake, tee shirts, garter belt and great memories.
Can you imagine this event happening in today's workplace environment?  Hell no. Was I offended?  NO.  Were any the gals or guys who popped in to sneak a peek at the fun offended?  NO.  We had a great fun time and a 50th birthday I'll never forget.

That was back in a different society 25 years ago.  Cannot imagine having to work in the tense and politically correct environment of today.

Next month on the 8th I'll be at Rugs by the Sea rug camp.  Any of my readers going to be there?

Happy Thursday,



  1. Wow!
    What a party!
    Great memories!
    You look awesome!
    Things do change! 😊😊😊

  2. What fun!! And I love your permed hair. Agree with you about the current work environment. Everyone looking for a reason to be offended.

  3. That was a great 50th. It truly was a different time. Glad I'm retired, I'd never survive in todays work place.

  4. Hi Saundra,
    So nice to make those trips down memory lane and remember the good times!! Love your photos!! It truly is sad to see how much things have changed and not always for the better!! Hope you are feeling better and that you get all packed for rug camp!!
    Have a great weekend, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  5. Your 50th looked like lots of fun !!! Too bad things have changed so much ….Have a great time at Rug Camp & have lots of good old fashion fun !!!!

  6. How fun that your boss gave you a 50th birthday party. I remember having my hair permed too! Janice


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