We were again invited to the company holiday luncheon! We left the property around 10 AM and got home at almost 5 PM. Whew! The luncheon is held near the main office, so we had to travel a bit.
Christmas decorations at the entry to The Stone Terrace, where this year’s luncheon was held. We had a private banquet room on the ground floor.
A rare photo – both of us together, “dressed up” and in Scottish attire
Dave had only worn his kilt three times before today – at our wedding and two funerals. My sash is the tartan of Dave’s clan; I had worn it on my wedding dress.
We are “only” contractors and obviously do not work at the main office; however, this year again we were included in the holiday luncheon. We truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of this.
What a fun afternoon! The environment was lovely and the food was quite good. The fellowship was . . . wonderful! This company is quite a rarity these days. With international holdings, it is family owned and run, and truly the camaraderie is that of good friends and family. This is not only exhibited during the holidays but year-round. They truly do seem to care about the people who work with and for them as part of their team. The two owner-brothers make a point of coming around to speak to each individual. This is a bunch of huggers, too! Cool.
I yapped and laughed an entire year’s worth this afternoon!
Working as we do, we are rather isolated at times. Some days there are people here but many days it is dead quiet. Although I speak with many of the office folks on the phone and via email throughout the year, it’s different than working in the cubicle or office next door to them. Associating a face with a voice is such fun and helps nurture that team spirit.
Last year’s “program” was a company-themed rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas. This year it was a company-oriented episode of “Family Feud.” So funny! The two “families” had the rest of us in the “audience” howling with laughter. The questions and responses were very clever.
I applaud the owners for knowing the value of giving their team some fun time together after working so hard throughout the year. Again, this can be a rarity in today’s business environment. Well done!
And you know what? I’m feeling a bit more festive now!
Thanks for stopping by!