Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

January 16, 2011

Special Visitors on a Wintry Sunday


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

(January 17, 2001–110:00 p.m.: 16 degrees, clear)

SPECIAL VISITORS ON A WINTRY SUNDAY

     Kim is now the mother of a 17-year old and a 20-year old. Sandy, my daughter, has a 13-year old.

     This is a far cry from the two neighbor girls who shared time participating in 4-H activities, taking piano and dance lessons, and participating in a community play and a community talent show.

     Almost thirty years ago, Sandy moved away from Slippery Rock (PA), while Kim continued her life in the rural community. They graduated, married, acquired jobs, and raised families.

     Kim, her husband Dan, and another family friend, Gary, drove two hours to visit our home last Sunday, January 9, 2011. Although I couldn’t convince them to stay overnight, they did share dinner with us. Kim and Gary insisted on doing the dishes, saying they felt more like family if they contributed.

      Unfortunately, Sandy had made plans with her husband, Michael, and couldn’t stay for dinner. Sandy and Kim did have time for a visit, however. Kim, Dan, and Gary visited Sandy at her house (just a short skip and hop along a path through some woods). After dinner I asked Gary to reteach me how to play a card game called Spoons. We had a great time with the game before the three had to leave. While they were leaving we encouraged them to return, especially in the summertime, when our community is a great retreat.

     It’s always nice becoming reacquainted with people who were involved in our past lives. It’s good to see how they’ve grown and what they are doing.  And it’s good to have an adult relationship, rather than an adult-child relationship, with those young persons from the past.

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ADDITIONAL READING:

JANUARY DAYS OF CELEBRATION: Part 1

The Thanksgiving Baby

THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY

There’s a Bug (Moth) In Carolyn’s Ear

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