Saturday, May 17, 2008

Daddy Illinois Visit

It was time I stepped up my visiting my daddy since he will be 92 July 31, 2008. I just came back from IL. The weather was horrendous for 3 of the 6 days I was visiting. We managed to go out twice for a waffle (his favorite) during the good weather days. He has a great sense of humor. I can see the slowing down of his pace and his demeanor though. I will go back in October (my usual visit time).

My girlfriend, since 3rd grade, Jeanine, timed her visit to IL at the same time (as she had last October). This is such a treat. Before last October we had not seen each other for years. As we both plan to visit every six months, we will continue to enjoy some of the good things about our hometown (Steak & Shake) that we loved and most importantly each other.

My girlfriend and her husband (Dixie & Ben), I have known since the early 1980s when my husband was still alive and we got together as couples. Ben, Dixie and I have a good time and enjoy each other. Since I rent a car when I go up for the visit, there is no time line imposition and it is a more comfortable atmosphere. These are two of the most understanding and loving people.

My sister Bonnie. What fun we have. We run around together, shop, show each other great things from our experiences and share our thoughts on life. Because we are sisters, we understand each other and can enjoy each other in different ways than any one can. I am so blessed with this endearing relationship.

I have pictures and want to tell you about the doll class -- which was a wonderful and fulfilling experience in many ways with Patti Culea.

Till next time,