Our Victory Garden in Texas, 1945
After a week of misery with he worst cold I’ve had in many years, I am on the road to recovery. I missed a full week at the gym, but we do what we must. Besides, I probably caught the germ that infected me at the gym.
My doc told me I could take Tylenol COLD caplets and I did. They don’t cure, but they did offer some relief from the symptoms.
Watermelons, South Carolina, 1945. Dad wrote, “The big one weighed 75 pounds and Dianne wouldn’t sit still.
During my illness, I managed to stick to my Weight Watchers diet. I am making vegetable soup today in my continuing effort to eat the five fruits and veggies dietician recommend. I emptied the vegetable drawer and threw everything in the pot: carrots, cabbage, celery, etc., and tossed out items past their ‘sell buy’ date. This won’t be the best veggie soup I’ve made, but it will be a real Hotchpotch.
David came home from the credit union yesterday and said, “i did it.” He was referring to the mysterious amount of money missing from his AIG IRA account. He was very upset, but I told him to look at the bright side, no one committed fraud, i.e. figured out how to purloin a check. I also suggested once agin that he notify AIG that they should only request withdrawals linked to forms with two signatures.
He was down for the rest of the day, but is better today and off to his meeting. He says Clare, his dog, crawled in bed with him and slept next to him all night. She knows when he is upset and tries to comfort him. Talking with Essay at the CR cheered him tremendously. He announced to me he was going to live at least to age 90. (He’s known Essy for fifty years.)
Connie is coming up to visit today and she always cheers David. She and Bill are stopping by the Retirement Home to visit Francis on the way. Francis is Connie’s 99-year old MIL from her first marriage.
Connie asked about the weather, and I told her, ‘same old same old.’ Rain, snow, sleet, you name it.
Mom and Michelle at Nana’s, Joe Wheeler Dam, AL (TVA), 1944
Dad, Fort Fredericka GA, 1945