After returning home from our camping adventure last week Mike began his painting of the house. Between the two of us we have scraped and primed the other side of the house. I scrape and he paints. There are many times we look at each other and wonder why?? I know, I know we chose to purchase another house but it is beginning to keep us from doing what we really love....camping/traveling!!!! Don't get me wrong,we love our home, it is comfortable and is truly "us." Oh well, perhaps one day we will revisit "downsizing" to an apartment or condo so somebody else can do the yard and maintenance.
Not long after returning to Lagrange we met a truly wonderful couple that we have grown to love. We met them, of all places, while eating lunch at Wendy's. It seems they eat there most every day at lunch. They not only eat there every day, they eat in the same booth (if at all possible) and they eat the same item(s) from the menu. In case you haven't guessed by now, they are an older couple. Older but in excellent shape both mind and body. We started out by just having a few "small talk" kind of conversations. Then we realized these two have a keen sense of humor...very sharp and you have to be on your toes to participate.
Life has a way of moving on and for this special couple they have decided that it is time for them to move closer to their children. So after thirty years of retired living in LaGrange, they will be making a move to Illinois. Their son has added a spectacular suite for them onto his home. Their new place will overlook a beautiful pool and they are so excited about being close to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We are happy for them but will really miss them and their amazing sense of humor and wit. We've grown close to them over the past several years.
Today we invited them over for a brunch. We cut up some fresh fruit, made some poppy seed lemon bread and banana nut muffins. That along with orange juice and coffee rounded out our morning menu. As always, it was the company and fellowship that was the best. We will miss you Sherman and Patty...may God bless you both!!!
It appears the Casita might be making its way toward Illinois in the near future to visit this special family. Isn't it a blessing to have friends EVERYWHERE!!!!
“Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.”