My son, Patrick, and his Pittsburgh friends would meet each Tuesday for dinner. Patrick hosted the dinners because his apartment had a huge dining room. Each week, two of the friends would make dinner for the others with the responsibilities rotating among the group. All that came to an end this week as Patrick packed up his stuff and is moving to his new loft in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He begins his teaching job at the University of New Mexico on August 13. So this “last supper” was the final time this group could enjoy the ambiance and camaraderie. Click on the photo for an expanded view.

In other breaking news, my daughter, Katie, begins her new job at a hospice on Monday. Katie called this position her “dream job.” When I was Katie’s age, my dream job was to be a librarian. Good luck, kids!

19 thoughts on “THE LAST SUPPER

  1. Jeff Meyerson

    Great picture! Really amusing, especially the Cheez-Its.

    Good luck to the Kelley kids, who are clearly top of the heap.

  2. Deb

    Great picture–but, judging by the number of wine bottles and absence of food (well, I guess Cheez-Its are food in a strictly-academic sense), are you sure this wasn’t the last booze-up?

      1. george Post author

        Here’s the key to THE LAST SUPPER apostles from left to right:

        James Minor-Kyle
        Peter (also called Simon Peter)-Nate
        Judas Iscariot-Aaron
        James Major-Manya
        Simon the Canaanite (also Simon the Zealot)-Alex

  3. Drongo

    I agree with Jeff’s last comment.

    New Mexico is an interesting place. On one hand it’s impoverished, insular, and corrupt. On the other hand, it’s got great food, a lot of culture, Albuquerque has nice weather, there’s decent skiing, and the state itself is physically gorgeous. I hope Patrick does well there. (And maybe he’ll bring some good luck to the Lobos football program.)

    Congratulations to Katie. Working at a hospice requires a special type of person. Best of wishes for her.

    1. george Post author

      Your good wishes are appreciated, Drongo. Katie has a heart the size of Texas. She has been helping people almost all of her life. I’m not sure Patrick can help the Lobos, but maybe he can bring a Turing Prize to the University of New Mexico.

  4. Patti Abbott

    That is a fabulous picture. I would frame it if it were mine. How proud you must be of your wonderful kids.

    1. george Post author

      Patrick and Katie are good kids, Patti. We tried to instill the values of honesty and hard work in them when they were little. But child-rearing is a risky business. Fortunately, all of us find ourselves on the winning side right now.

  5. Carl V.

    Congrats to them both, and to you. I can feel the pride emanating through the post. How fun that the group was able to take this last photo together. I’m sure your son will miss it but it sounds like both he and your daughter have exciting adventures ahead of them.

    1. george Post author

      Life is all about change, Carl. Patrick had six great years in Pittsburgh at Carnegie-Mellon University but now it’s time for a teaching job at the University of New Mexico. Katie loves Boston so I suspect she’ll never leave. Thanks for your kind words!

    1. george Post author

      Yes, Patrick’s Albuquerque loft has A/C, Rick. If it’s one thing I’ve engrained in my children it’s the importance of air conditioning.

  6. Beth Fedyn

    LOVED the picture! Hope Patrick gathers an equally congenial bunch of friends in Albuequerque.

    Best of luck to both Kelley kids on future endeavors!

    1. george Post author

      Patrick makes friends easily and is very social, Beth. I’m sure he’ll be hosting more dinner parties in his Albuquerque loft in a month or so.


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