For several years now as a church family we all go to the university dining commons for dinner. It is the weekend between January term and spring semester so the students are gone. While enjoying this time with friends, I try to remember to have someone take our annual photo as it falls on or near our anniversary.
The actual day, Tuesday the 31st, started with a special breakfast, but life went on pretty much as usual with the added glow of gratefulness for our forty two years together by God's grace.
|Poached eggs on toast|
Later Leah brought over some of her wonderful baked goodies.
I talked to Mother and learned the story of the table and chairs.
Grandpa Hirschy bought the set for Mother and Dad when they were married. Those early years, while they were students, they divided their time between Winona Lake and Huntington where Dad pastored a small church. During the summer they lived in an apartment next to the meeting hall over a bridge and through the school year they stayed in Winona on Chestnut St. and spent all day Sunday in Huntington. The table went back and forth with each major move. Then when we left for Argentina (I had joined the family by then) grandpa and grandma kept the dining set for them. Many years later, after the grandparents were long gone, Aunt Joyce took over the Hirschy home. My parents had come back to the USA to stay, so she returned the table and chairs to them.
Progress report: Mike put up the mural in the "Ship Room"; installed blinds and ordered more; put together a TV stand, and much more. The painter came back in the nice weather to finish a couple paint jobs.
The front door frame is no longer a striking white so I decided to take pictures. And the sun was shining.
|From the lane as you drive in|
All week the weather has been very mild, sometimes sunny and spring like.
At the beginning, I see from this Sunday photo, there was leftover snow.
Momentary sleet and small hail one day.
Sun most of the time and some spotty rain.
This morning a snow coating that quickly disappeared.
Punxsatawney Phil says, "Six more weeks of winter." "What kind of winter?' I ask.
|Big brother trying out Elijah's new wing-back scooter|
And today, Saturday, the 4th, is daughter Leah's birthday. We're off to celebrate. Be back later with a photo or two. Hasta luego...
Home again. We met at a restaurant in her town and had a great time. The lighting was not good and the only good photo does not show Leah's liveliness. All those shots are blurry, I wonder why!