It’s a good thing we are retired or we wouldn’t have time for all this running around we are doing?? Or would we? I can hardly remember a time in my growing up years when my Mom didn’t work full time but also accomplished so much at home. She and Dad raised a huge garden every summer, canning and freezing tons of food. Mom made all the clothes she, my sister and I wore. We went to church at least three times per week. When did Mom have time to sit down and put up her feet?? My sister Ann and her husband Danny are on the go all the time–they both work full time–Ann at a job with a 45 minute commute, Danny as a full time pastor of the church we attended growing up. Yet the two of them raise a huge garden and have a large yard to maintain. They too are on the go all the time. I’m thinking we are blessed to have retired so young!!
Thursday we had an appointment with a VA person at Nat’s. And Friday we attended a memorial service for a friend and former neighbor–Jim and Nat were within months of being the same age, 96 years old. Jim fell many years ago and broke a hip–he spent the last ten years of his life in the nursing home. Jim was another of the greatest generation–he was a belly gunner on a B17 aircraft and flew 35 missions over Germany. Jim and his wife Beryl owned the ranch which adjoins us until they sold and moved to town.
September is a big month for birthdays in our family and the gang over at Lonn’s had a major birthday party Saturday night. Lots of friends and neighbors, lots of babies and kiddos, lots of fun! We grilled hamburgers and everyone brought side dishes–someone brought these divine cream puffs with chocolate sauce–I had dessert before dinner–couldn’t resist!
Back at home in Arkansas my high school class celebrated our 45th class reunion! How did that happen?? Judging by the social media posts everyone had a great time! On a sad note, there were about 165 graduates if I remember correctly and 32 of my classmates have died.
One evening this past week we had a spectacular evening sky–