|A toast between friends this Christmas Day|
|"Did you get that picture?"|
Bill B. was my best friend in high school. After a thirty-five year intermission, we renewed our friendship at our 35th class reunion in 1994. In fact I have renewed my friends with several of my high school friends and my life is richer for it.
|"I think she got it!"|
It is a two and a half hour drive for me to get to Pennsylvania. Normally it is very stressful because I have to contend with long haul trucks, road construction and driving through the center of Newark, Delaware (a college town) which is never a picnic. However, today my drive up to Pennsylvania was a STRAIGHT SHOT. I love it when the highways are deserted. Why can't it be like that all the time?
|"Let's do it again!"|
My brother Isaac also lives in Pennsylvania. I stopped by his house (the old family home) but he wasn't there so I left him a note. No doubt his daughter or his son got him out the house. He lives alone with his cat. Ike is a good guy. I'm glad someone took care of him this Christmas.
|"Maybe we need a refill!"|
At my friend Bill's I had a reunion with his cousin Ruth, who is a delightful person. She is one of those people you can tease and tease and she is so good natured about it. Bill and I are always teasing someone. Maybe that's why we're such good friends in spite of the fact that he is a conservative Republican and I am a liberal Democrat. Funny thing about that, most of my friends are conservative Republicans. Think it's me?
|"Hey! My arm is getting tired of holding this glass of Zin"|
The last time I visited Bill and his family was nine years ago. That was also for a Christmas dinner. My my, how fast time goes by. I'm usually working Christmas Day, that's why I don't visit friends on Christmas. This year it was a treat not to work Christmas Day.
|"That's enough, I'm drinking my zin now!|
When I was up in PA I did stop my our old house. It is so depressing. The place went into foreclosure almost two years ago. It is so overgrown. It looks like Grey Gardens. I probably should stop visiting it. But I can't help myself. Bill misses it so much. I love where I'm living in Delaware but I also do miss the "Old Props" as we call it.
I hope everyone reading this blog post had a wonderful day today. I know I did. Thanks Bill and Janet!
|I should have worn red! A fashion faux pas!|