Joyous Season’s Greetings and Hello From the Durgans!.
We hope our annual holiday newsletter finds our friends & family in great spirits alive. What a truly wonderful year it has been! We also hope your family was as blessed as ours remained intact in 2020. As some of you know, we got off of ol’ Cape Cod this past spring and took our first European family vacation! The kids were thrilled to pieces, and Darcy and I hadn’t been across the pond since our honeymoon in Paris. As many of our best-laid plans did not pan out this year, we’ve certainly bonded as a family while staying close to home. As the old saying goes, “We’ll always have Paris…”
Grace was accepted to her first choice college, U of W, and is deferred in-person studies at the University of Wisconsin, and is currently home with us looking forward to studying engineering enjoying her newly declared major, epidemiology. She’s been able to write all of her papers on her phone?! We’ve planned a road trip to drive Grace to Madison in late January to check out her college stomping grounds. Midwest folks, give me a shout and let me know where we should stop and eat on the road! Feels like we were just updating you all on Grace’s tenth birthday theme. Time flies when you are having Fun!
Jake, a sophomore this year, is looking forward to hockey season; Go Warriors! Jakey, who now goes by “Jake”, is also trying out for the school musical?! (He’s been toting his guitar around to all the open mics on the Outer Cape!)’s been down in our rec room since March. Your guess is as good as ours! The other morning Darcy thought she heard him in the kitchen at 3 a.m., but it was several baby raccoons wrestling the bread box.
Speaking of Darcy: her event planning business took off this year. We can barely keep up with her! She’s already booked three weddings for this summer, a corporate retreat in Osterville, and a community wine tasting event right here in Eastham. We all are awed alarmed by her midlife career change inability to stop saying, “Wake me when this is all over” from under the duvet.
As for me… well, as always, I’m busy running the restaurant, and can barely “stop and smell the roses” as they say. on weekdays I park at the restaurant’s back lot and sell my homemade hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes out of my trunk. I can now ship my combo box, three of each item. Hit me up if you’re interested! On weekends I listen to my Journey albums and cry quietly in the garage, but I always feel a heck of a lot better after! Can’t really believe it, but I just RSVP’d to my 30th (!) high school reunion, and am looking forward to catching up with some of you Bulldogs in person. To those of you who we didn’t get to host for a 2020 barbeque at our home sweet home by the bay, stop in on New Year’s Day for a beverage, and my spicy smoked ham. Can’t wait to see you! Bear hugs from us four, and Triscuit, the cat, Triscuit died giving birth to nine adorable kittens.