Thursday, January 6, 2011

Should you throw your own goodbye party?


Last night we packed the house at Niche Wine & Art to celebrate a long newspaper advertising career.


There was someone from the county, the library, Washington State University, Clark College, HP, the school district, Uptown and Downtown Associations, landlords, community services, the city attorney's wife, oh, and my State Farm agent. Friends from work piled in from advertising, production, layout, the newsroom, and fabulous Columbian friends from the past dropped by.

People traveled from out-of-state! Portland advertising, PR and media people trucked in. (Full disclosure: out-of-state is 15 minutes away, 30 minutes in bad traffic :-)

Greetings came from London, Canada, Hawaii, and Texas.
AND a videographer attended and taped the festivities for a future Chris Martin Studios feature.
I took the high heels off about 9 pm, plopped on the Niche couch and savored what it feels like to be part of generous community.

Thank you everybody!!