Torey is here today as Lar & Kim went to Erie. They'll come for dinner tonite as tomorrow nite Ted Benson has planned a 70th birthday party for Pat. I'll ride with Ray & Eleanor Forstrom - to Mt. Jewett.
Fri. A.M. Warren wants me to meet them at 8 A.M. on Rt. 219 so Barb will bring me over there. It will save time so we should get to Gen's earlier. He first said 9 A.M.
Gen called last nite & Sat. nite we'll be at Edith's & Sun. at Millie's. She has other things planned.
I read your "story" of your trip thru to get the highlights. Then I read it a 2nd time to digest it. Sounds like you got your fill of fish. Bet it tasted great. It sounded like a fully wonderful time. You'll enjoy dreaming of the next reunion & what you'll want to take in. Travel thru Canada going & then New England on the return trip? I think you wrote it would be 2004 - can't find the sentence in the story by just scanning - but the boys would be going on 16 & 13 & probably be taller than their Mom & Dad. Hard to believe.
It's raining today & on the cooler side. More rain is forecast & with the hurricane on the way, wonder if they'll hit the N. Eng. coast.
Tomorrow I'll pack - have every thing already to go & I get my hair done at 2 pm. Ray & Eleanor will pick me up at 6 pm.
East Longmeadow Mon the 30.
The party was fun & a complete surprise for Pat.
Fri A.M. Barb & I left for Rt. 219 at 7:15 & I met Warren & Anna there & we were on our way & Back back to Wrrn. It was a nice drive & we arrived at 4:30 pm. Warren & Anna left for Hartford & a visit with Mark & family. We went to the China Panda for dinner & it was a delicious meal. Not real "chinesey" as that is not a favorite for me.
Sat A.M. about 10 we picked Millie up & went to the Yankee Candle at Deerfield, Ma. A beautiful place both inside and out. All kinds of candles & I understand the idea started in this man's mind when he made a candle in school. A Christmas tree room with ornaments for sale (expensive), a Santa toy shop room, an "oompha band" where 3 German dressed characters (very true to life) sang & played German songs & had a little banter between them. Very real - the trumpet player moved his fingers on the trumpet. Accordion player moved one hand up & down. 3rd one had cymbals tied to his knees & they moved back & forth & neither Gen or I can remember what he played. They sang too - mouth moving. All computerized. Lots & lots of all kinds of candles. We had lunch at one of the eating places. A nice time.
Sat. evening we had a delicious dinner at Edith's. She has such a lovely home. Sun. we went to church at 9 A.M. Just took it easy until it was time to go to Millie's. Another delicious meal: ham, pot, salad, beans, corn on cob, & a new dessert she tried which was very delicious.
This A.M. we are going to the Indian Casino in Conn. Millie said she would spend 5.00 & no more. Edith said she might try once or twice & then go get a cup of coffee. I'll try & Gen might but they won't make any money off of this bunch. We just want to see it. There is an Indian Museum there & stores to go
Warren will call tonite to tell if we leave Tues. or Wed. He thinks it will be Wed. So I'm hoping if we have Tues. here we'll "hit" a mall. Be disappointed otherwise. It's a nice time but I'll be glad to be back in Warren.
John is taking the day off & will take us to Conn. He took me for a ride in his Triumph - wrong spelling of the car, I think. A convertible. Along his roller blading rte. Such beautiful homes being built - so large & expensive.
Andy - you better root for Penn State. They really beat Arizona. Maybe they'll go all the way! They are #2 now on one poll I heard.
How is school going for the boys.
I'm on a "low" - no T.V. this long weekend. No sports, no soaps, no weather channel. How long can I go without it!!!
Today is beautiful & on the cool side.
Millie, at 85, has lots of energy & spirit. Always looks nice. Takes good care of herself.
Hope to mail this today.