I am re-posting one of my favorite posts today (August 30, 2011).
Today was very exciting for this RV girl. We met up with a childhood friend and schoolmate for lunch. We had not really seen each other pretty well since High School days. I warned her on the phone yesterday to look out for the old lady at the meeting place……
We got there first. I have to admit I was a wee bit scared and nervous. Ok so I was very nervous.
And then she arrived.
As she got out of her car, it was as though the whole world slowed down……In slow motion, I watched her gracefully untangle her long lovely legs from the car’s interior and alight on the pathway. The pathway itself seemed to glow and I am fairly sure there were flashing lights as she elegantly made her way along the walk…..Suddenly angels began to sing in glorious harmony and my heart skipped a beat….NO, my heart STOPPED. It was every 62 year old’s worst nightmare….Wendy is gorgeous and sophisticated and has the most ravishing (and 100% natural) red hair I have ever seen. And to top it off, she has cascading curls that bounce when she walks! I gasped aloud ignoring my husband’s feeble attempts to still my aching heart. Instinctively he KNEW this was to be one of those moments. Ah, the big butt from just this morning’s blog post was nothing compared with the pain that assaulted me now. Still, I am, and always have been, I hope, a kind hearted person and so for her (that goddess Wendy) I was glad, YES, I am glad. There are just those souls who deserve to be touted and praised and admired and fretted over and my friend Wendy is just such a person.
Her husband did join us too and we had the most delightful luncheon feasting on Fish Chowder and Nova Scotia Lobster Rolls……ahhhhh, wonderful.
I intend to be very brave here now and to insert a photo of us with Wendy. You will see what a humble person I am to share this with all of you because, you see, HER HAIR IS BETTER THAN MY HAIR (amongst other things I must add….:) )
WENDY with Ray and Helen
A glorious summer morning in my old hometown today helped me decide that I ought to accompany my husband on his early morning walk-about. The air is crisp and fresh and the sunshine warm. A definite change from the intense summer heat and humidity of home (Bermuda…for 40 plus years) And I must point out that to agree to exercise with our two dogs is a smart move on my part. While I am still waking up, they are anxious to stop and leave their yellow-watery mark every few feet. I indulge them until it is apparent that they are soon shooting “dry”. And so, in a renewed sense of “I gotta walk these extra pounds off”, I pull them along and make an attempt to begin to sweat a little. As I pass a shop window downtown, I glance at my reflection. The pride I was about to experience was short-lived when I was shocked into exclamation: “RAY! Why didn’t you tell me my butt was getting so big????!!!!” SILENCE……I looked back and saw a look of terror cross his face. SILENCE. Finally I saved him by saying, “I get it….no answer could ever be the right answer!” ha ha ha Poor dear ole Ray!
The best part of our walk was near the end. We stopped at an outdoor cafe for orange juice (ok ok AND a blueberry muffin!!! cheech!) and several people came up to us to admire our cute little dogs. (Ben and Jerry are such show stoppers) and it turns out that one lady’s brother was my brother David’s best friend growing up. George Naugle. Then a Don Mac Neil came over and he played Baseball with several of my brothers. He said that though my brother Don was a lot younger, he would never forget what a terrific athelete he was. KUDOS David, and Don. (you better be reading this guys! 🙂 )
It’s fun meeting up with old friends and it’s terrific making new ones too. Here in the campground, people just stop by to say hello and ask where we are from etc. One such couple stopped by last night and we discovered we just may be related. Fun fun fun……
Are you taking advantage of good weather to do your own sort of walk-abouts? It does not have to be your old hometown, but just wherever you are. Take a few moments and really study the people around you. Whether it be at a local coffee shop, or waiting in line at the post office…..stop, chat and make friendly. You may be pleasantly surprised…..
Antigonish in the early 1960's
No introduction needed for this one.
1. Entertainment Tonight! Why do I care one iota what any celebrity does or does not do on any given day?!?!
2. Hot in Cleveland! Betty White was funnier before she was directed to be a raunchy old lady. It ain’t funny that you are old AND dirty talking.
3. Happily Divorced! Fran Drescher……..you were cute as the Nanny. Now you’re not. Besides Divorce is NOT a joke…..EVER!
4. David Letterman! He is so rich because he ridicules good people and honors many of questionable ethics.
5. The View! Just HATE it……
6. Numb3rs! Come on, get real…..mathmetics does NOT solve all crimes. No way!
7. All Soaps……boring and poorly written and directed.
There are so many more but I would rather hear from YOU……
WHAT SHOWS TURN YOUR STOMACH?