Thursday Thoughts

Hey Cuz!
I got a Facebook message from Bill’s brother the other day in which he told me that his son Edward was going to be in Denver for business and would like to see us. This led to that, and Edward joined us for dinner at Dave and Jll’s house Tuesday night. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and three boys — a 10 year old and 7-year-old twins. It was fun to see him again, and gathering family together always makes my heart happy…..

Four handsome McLain men: Allen, Edward, and Dave, with Bill standing sentry behind.

Hello Friend
Yesterday I had lunch with a friend that I hadn’t seen in nearly 30 years. We worked together back then, and though we kept in touch for a while, life happened and we drifted apart. We reunited once again thanks to Facebook. See, there are some positive things that come from social media. Like having lunch with my friend Cori after all this time. Funny thing was, we talked as though we had seen each other just last week…..

Kaboom!
About the time I last saw Cori, Bill and I purchased our grill from Sam’s Club. We got years and years of grilling from Ol’ Faithful. The numbers on the dials had worn off, but I could live with that. What I couldn’t live with was the fact that we were having trouble getting it to light up when we returned from AZ. After the second time it blew up as we tried to fire it up (and Court nearly lost his eyebrows), I decided perhaps a new grill was in order. I heard my late brother-in-law Terry’s voice in my head telling me that you couldn’t go wrong with a Weber. Bill and I went to Home Depot and bought one a few days ago. Because of the funny weather pattern which brings heavy rainstorms each afternoon, I haven’t had much of a chance to use it. However, last night the rainstorms passed us by, and I grilled turkey legs. They were delicious, and my grill is awesome…..

Snow-in-Summer
And speaking of awesome, my Snow-in-Summer plant is beginning to bloom. Next to my peonies, that plant is about my favorite. It doesn’t last long, but I enjoy it ever so much when it’s blooming…..

Bill went on a rampage a few weeks ago while cleaning up the pond area, getting rid of anything he didn’t like. I’m thankful this plant made the cut.

Ciao!

 

 

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