Saturday evening, daughter Connie and Bill took us out for supper at a local family owned Thai restaurant up the street. Being Saturday night, the place was quite busy, but being “regulars” I had called ahead. They knew we were coming and one of the boys guided us into a parking place that was easy to leave when the meal ended.
We have many birthdays this month and were celebrating both David’s and Connie’s special days. David also thought it was his AA anniversary, so Bill presented him with a chip for 37 years of sobriety. David cannot remember exactly when he stopped drinking because he was in three different hospitals before he got sober. We’re just happy he got sober. The moral of his story is never give up.
Granddaughter Hannah had a special weekend, cooking for Willie Nelson and his band Saturday night. Apparently, Willie and the band were performing in Gainesville and the whole family met Willie. Connie was more excited about Willie than seeing David and me!
This weekend I read Girl on a Train to see what the fuss was all about. The book has been on the best seller list for some time, and I had read Reese Witherspoon was making a film based on the book, which peaked my interest.
Although the film may be okay, I hated the book which is deconstructed, told by three young women, and appears to be written for a much younger crowd. I also hated it because I never really fit into the drinking and sleeping with the neighbor’s husband group.
I’ve been “very serious” all my life, some would say.
Oh well, we are what we are and I am an older child whose childhood ended about age five. These days, I prefer older women like DCI Vera Standish, in mysteries. Sometimes, I like male detectives, like Wallander a lot. I suppose I can reread all the Miss Marple mysteries as my memory fades? That’s what Connie’s MIL Francis, age 103, does.
Image in header: Appalacian Mountains near Blacksburg VA. Granddaughter Joy took the photo while hiking!