Saturday night, June 4 we celebrated the amazing career of my dearest friend and former colleague Julie Bitnoff. The event took place at the home of another former colleague, the legendary Bill Pence. Bill and his wife Penny hosted the soiree at their beautiful home "Tarabrook Vineyard" in Orinda.
Julie's Retirement Party Farewell Speech:
Julie's Science-dept. colleague Andrew White performed "The Parting Glass"
Later as the festivities were winding down, phenomenal Pine Valley M.S. and Cal High alumnus and wicked awesome human being Rusty Berkowitz showed up on the patio with his guitar. Rusty is simply the coolest, funniest, nicest guy ever.
Amy Roby (formerly Amy Sutton) is another Pine Valley M.S. and Cal High alumna who attended during the mid-eighties with Rusty. Like Rusty, Amy carved out a place of honor in both my and Julie's teaching careers for her sense of humor, intelligence, and extreme grooviosity. That is actually a word. No, really.