For the second straight year, Sharon and I went to the Farm Credit West Christmas Party at La Provence in Roseville. The group included a number of people that I knew when I worked at banks, including Norma Udell, Chris Doherty, Jeana and Larry Hultquist, Dan Mattos, Ernie Hodges, Dan Clawson, Dave Hackett, Ed Nishio, Kevin Ralph and John Boyce.
Sharon and I took a copy of the Milo Greene album as the white elephant gift. The first person who got it was confused about who it was, but the CD was then stolen by the Dohertys and finally the Hacketts.
It was a joint Christmas party with the Bank for Cooperatives. I was amazed at how young some of the Bank for Cooperatives employees and their spouses looked.