Longtime friends Amy Eakens, left, and Rudell Quinn share a hug during Senior Circle’s Christmas and birthday party, Wednesday. Mark Wilson Photo
Senior Circle members attended their annual Christmas party/December birthday celebration Wednesday.
During the annual end of year shindig, members enjoyed caroling, delicious treats and even had the chance to win door prizes. More than 20 December birthdays were celebrated on the day and all who did have a birthday had their pictures taken.
Director Marifrank DeHarb said it’s a function everyone usually enjoys.
For Amy Eakens and Rudell Quinn, the party served as a reunion. The two Roswell natives became friends 50 years ago after graduating from Roswell High. Their husbands were friends and introduced the two and, from then on, their paths would cross quite often. They became friends and would see each other every so often until Eakens moved out of town.
Quinn came to the Senior Center for companionship and what she found on Wednesday, was an old friend, who had returned to her hometown.
“I just happen to see her and ask if she was Amy and she said yes,” Quinn said. “(My first thought was) she looks really good!”
Since being reunited, Eakens said they’ve been taking one long, lovely trip down memory lane.
“This takes me back,” she said. “…It takes you back and makes you feel younger remembering all the fun times we had.”