Yesterday was a wonderful day. The trip up to Ooltewah was smooth and with no problems. My friend, Carolyn June, met me at the meeting site. She was all about doing whatever I wanted to do and would have taken me to visit any one that I wanted to. I really only wanted to spend the time with her.
Carolyn June and I were really close as children, through our teen years, and into adulthood. We shared every dream, disappointment, and thought. Then I moved away and distance and the pressures of everyday life separated us. Our children - her two girls and my two boys - took our time and attention. I know I thought of her often and we usually called each other on our birthdays. With time even that began to fail. Now that we have grandchildren, have retired from the busy work-a-day life, and have a little (not much) time on our hands I hope that we will return to that closeness. We're both much older - if I remember correctly I'm five years older. We need to spend time together while we can - of course we're both going to live to 100 and drive everyone crazy. We had many, many adventures as youngsters - not the least of which was breaking the ice on the wet weather creek at the bottom of our pasture to go swimming. I don't expect we'll repeat those adventures but I'm sure there are others waiting for us to discover them. Any suggestions? It was sad to see her SUV pull out of the parking lot - sad enough to put a tear in my eye. We just can't repeat the past.
In short, yesterday was a perfect day.
Today promises to be perfect, too. I always look forward to Sunday and seeing the kids - all of them.
Smoocha, you asked that I post a large pic of the tiger. I have to make the pic because I don't have a large one. I'll try to get that done on my next post. Time's run out this morning.
Thanks for listening to my sentimental trip. If you have someone in your life that you love but have lost contact with don't wait - CALL OR VISIT THEM TODAY!!