Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sorry about this long silence

The porcelain painting lessons were very enriching. But the traveling took a lot out of me. I am now convinced, that when you are ninety, you cannot do all that you want to do. I hate to think what my condition might have been, had I driven myself. Each time I returned home, I vegetated one whole day to get restored. Another reason for my absence from my computer is that there are so much sensational coverage of sports on the TV. Baseball continues. (Mariners are loosing too often, but if you are a real fan you continue hoping). Then the World Cup in soccer. And the basket ball is working toward the end of the year. And to day is the last day of the Open in golf. I am going to watch that as much as I can. And I want to begin a new project. I am going to try to do a small Panama type of embroidery of a few leaves and one or two flowers from the bush in my backyard. I hope I haven't waited too long.

EMDK managed to get a message to me, regarding the windmill in Viken. I am so grateful. She told me that Lindberg didn't come from Denmark. I knew that. But his ancestors came from Denmark. We read in the papers that he intended to visit the small village and every time we heard a plane flying overhead, we would search the sky to find the plane, and then we would say, That's Charles Lindberg going to Denmark to see his relatives. There were very few planes flying overhead in those days. But our imaginations were flying everywhere.

A very good friend from our Diablo days who had three children came back for me to remember how kind she was and how talented she was. Her son, who is an attorney, happened upon my blog and managed to get in touch with my son. He had found a portrait his mother had painted of him, and he wanted to come deliver it. And so I was invited for dinner when they touched base. It was wonderful getting caught up with them. We had lost touch when we moved to Laguna Beach. His parents had moved about the same time we did. So Christmas cards must have been lost. I have always wondered what happened. She was so talented and so unsure of her talent. I am sitting here looking at a huge bouquet of flowers, brought from the big outdoor market in Seattle. Thank you Tom.


Arinn said...

Reconnecting with friends can be such a pleasant experience. I'm glad to hear you were able to do that!:)

Anita said...

I'm watching the Mariners game and thought of you. I hope you are able to see the games on television. Tonight I can cheer for your team without reservations because they are playing the Yankees and I am a Red Sox fan.

I've wanted to tell you that I enjoy your blog so much. I am 75 and sometimes reflect on how much things have changed during my lifetime. Your memory and recounting of all those stories is wonderful. I am retired now so I have time for things like watching ball games and reading blogs and I am enjoying it. I also enjoy the stories of your young relative Shreve and her Farmily. That is how I found your blog.

It is nice to read that you can still enjoy small outings. That, of course, requires both good health and good timing, doesn't it! At least it does for me. I haven't quite the knack yet of predicting my stamina level.

I hope things are going well for you and you will soon be writing again. Good luck to your Mariners!

Anonymous said...

I think it's wonderful you took those lessons and live each life fully. I hope I'm still able to go and do as much as you do when I'm 90 - just in case, you remind me not to wait until tomorrow, but to do what I can today. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I hope all is well. Missing your posts.

weeder1 said...

I too hope all is well. I miss your posts too!

ms. fits chicago said...

I'm missing your posts, too! I hope you are well.