Sunday, July 31, 2011
Why are a wooden spoon and a mosquito pictured on my post? Do I swat the dreaded pest with the spoon? No... I lathered Benadryl Gel on the back of the spoon and globbed it on all the bites on my back. I was desperate and it helped!
Saturday, July 9, 2011
|Priscilla Long Hansen, 7-8-11|
|Sister Helen Werner, 7-8-11|
|Before we were seated the girls found a chair and|
got right to the business of catching up.
|Surrounded by ketchup and wine glasses Sr. Helen and Priscilla|
share a quiet moment reminiscing and sharing the details of their lives.
At times I think they were oblivious to the rest of the room.
|Sister Helen, Mary, Priscilla|
|Joanne (back left) is Helen's niece, Mary Ellen|
(back right) is my aunt, Priscilla is my mother in law.
|A tearful good bye before Sister Helen returns to Fowler then Guatemala. They both know this was their last opportunity to visit in person. It was a bittersweet but truly enjoyable reunion of two special friends.|
Thursday, July 7, 2011
|Long time and far away|
friends to be reunited!
As it happens, my cousin Tom and his family live in Guatemala and have met Sister Helen there. Tom's mother, my Aunt Mary Ellen lives in Eagle near Fowler and has met Sister Helen through mutual friends. Priscilla is my mother in law. When I spoke with my aunt about my son's upcoming wedding, somehow we got on the subject of the two longtime friends and how amazing it would be to get them together for a visit. Helen is in Michigan on a break from her work so Mary Ellen will bring her north and I will take Priscilla south. It's all planned. We will all meet in Gaylord for lunch tomorrow!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
|Dee on the Bear River, 2009|
Dee and I had a three year tradition of kayaking the Bear River on the morning of July 4th until busy
lives and other plans got in the way. The next Independence Day passed with no paddling.
|Jack, Brian, Me, Carol before we ran into Jeff and Dee, 2011|
Yesterday, as Erich and I finished a walk at the Bear River Recreation Area with Brian's family we ran into Dee and Jeff!
4th of July.
That qualifies as carrying on the tradition, right??