David’s daughter Julie came by Friday to take David out on his errands, among them mailing our 2015 tax payment. The weather nice, they sat out back and chatted for a while.
David celebrates his 87th birthday this week and Julie is bringing us dinner, probably mac and cheese and a waldorf salad. I asked David what he wanted for his birthday and he said “Peace on Earth.” Or, alternatevely a key lime pie.
We’ve had beautiful weather over the weekend because Hermine (the storm) off the coast made it very nice closer to the mountains where we are. It has been so nice, we are once again able to walk the dogs. Although the fall equinox is only a few weeks away, the weather that bothers all of us and makes the hot pavement hard on little paws returns next week
Daughter Connie reported flooding in their basement, not from the storm but a broken pipe. She said they were up late hauling art supplies and clothes out of Hannah’s room to the upstairs.
Meanwhile my sister reports her oldest boy moved home with her in Baton Rouge after his home further south in Louisiana was flooded.
For a change, this summer, we are not plagued with leaks and such.
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Wednesday of this week is the 45th anniversary of my mother’s death, at age 55. I was 28. Later this month Connie will be age 55 and Hannah will be 28. Looking back now I think Mom and I were both pretty darn young. Goodness life certainly flies by.
Connie, First Communion, Honolulu Hawaii, 1968
Connie came by last weekend and we searched through file drawers and boxes for documents she wanted. We couldn’t find them in my study, so she wanted to go in the attic. I wouldn’t let her because I know nothing is up there, only old furniture and junk David has had in boxes for 40 years.
After Connie left, I managed to find a photo she wanted in one of my “boxes of precious things” in an armoire. Searching through momentos, old letters and photos and made me sad, nostalgic or whatever, and why I seldom do it.
Connie says she talked with the office of the Catholic Diocese of the Military (?) and they helped her locate some of her documents.
Connie is driving to her brother John’s home in Southside Virginia this Sunday. John has all sorts of photos and other stuff he saved.