Sorry Sher, I needed to take some liberties with the post title and yes, I LOVE messing around with creating cool photos!
By the elusive Sherry Greer
Hi everyone, remember me? I hope everyone has been living life the way you have wanted since my last post ❤️. On Thursday December 21, 2023 Kandi and I hosted our annual Christmas party. [Editorial comment: I contributed almost nothing, it was all the Sherry show!] This is the third year we have done this and it has grown larger each year. The first year was maybe six people getting together for dinner. Last year Kandi coined the party “A Very Sherry Christmas” and we had around 12 people, we still just had dinner but definitely a lot more fun with more people! This year it expanded yet again and the guest list rose to 20 people! I invited some, Kandi invited some and some others invited some! I decided this year to have a gift exchange to make it more fun! Everyone brought a gift of around $10 to exchange. We had two rounds where in the first each picked a gift and opened it. In the second round you could steal a gift you wanted from someone else so that made things interesting and fun! 🎁🎁🎁
We had a good mix of trans and cis women and even one husband! Most people were local but some came from a couple of hours away and one person even came from Indiana which is Ohio’s neighboring state to the West! The party started at 6pm and lasted until after 9:30. We had a room to ourselves which was amazing and we could spread out, there was a table that we used to put the presents on so they were displayed in a pretty way. I was the first one there and as people arrived we all just naturally started conversations and introductions to those we didn’t know. We had one waitress dedicated to our party and she was a love and enjoyed talking with us as much as we did with her! To my knowledge throughout the night the other patrons in the restaurant didn’t care that we were there and went about their evening as we went about ours. It is really amazing to know and feel that you can be you in most situations without feeling closeted. Insert public service announcement here… Ladies, if you are unsure… just get out there… it will be okay!!!
Overall, the evening was a wonderful success! People came to be themselves, the Bar Louie restaurant was extremely accommodating, the waitress was amazing and worked her tail off to make sure we all had what we needed, and mostly, fun was had by all! The evening was so successful that I want to have “A Very Sherry Summer” event! Stay tuned, that will happen sometime in June! I hope everyone has (or did have) a wonderful holiday season ❤️.
This January 3rd will be the 8th anniversary of Sherry (ME) walking out the door for the first time! I have come a long way and still have a long way to go. Along that way I have met many wonderful people and only a couple unpleasant ones. I now have some wonderful friends that I cherish with all my heart because I opened that door to a new world that I belonged in. My wife and I now have a relationship that feels better now than it did before I accepted me. Please look in the mirror and love the reflection you see. Love all of you!