Diane Lantz – Sociability

“Some of our best friends are men.”

We did a lot of house parties, private parties [in the 1980s]. We had monthly dinners where we’d switch [homes]. Circuit dinners. One week it’d be our turn; then [the dinner place would] just travel. [The dinners were] mixed [men and women], absolutely mixed. Some of our best friends are men. [But] the awareness of drinking and driving has changed, [and so has] the dynamics of parties. Now if we party, when we go to someone’s house and drink, we’ll take a cab home. And the next day they drop off our car, or we pick it up, or whatever. It’s changed a lot—how people party.

Source: Interview with Maureen Nickerson in December 2006, held at the Northwest Museum for Arts and Culture.