|Another Kathryn Hoyt acrylic|
The blog title change at the beginning of the year was meant to remind me to focus on the memories I'm trying to bring back and write about.
Well, this week I received a surprise via snail mail! It is so unusual nowadays to find an envelope addressed in someone's own handwriting, let alone a cousin I hadn't seen in years. The fat little packet contained a letter and several old photographs.
My father's youngest brother's daughter wrote to let me know that her mother, Aunt Doris, had passed away in September. They were going through her things and wanted to send on photos that we would enjoy.
|With Aunt Doris and visits with Uncle Bud's family|
|Anna Leola Darcy Hoyt|
Michael went back to work full time, and overtime, refurbishing the Matthews robotic shop. I took him lunch almost every day--cleared off a spot on the entryway table, laid an old table runner down and brought out a decent meal for the overworked man. It's relaxing and fun to look out at downtown Matthews, a small town with a long interesting history.
|Lunch time at the Matthews shop|
Michael had left a long to-do list for when he was gone and for those who come to help out for an hour or two.
The big push this week was to finish everything that required the scissors lift before the end of the rental period.
Friday was the best day for me to get away up north to visit Mother and on the way stop by my brother Alan's shop and maybe see and talk to his new wife. Raquel was not there as they haven't moved her things from Elkhart yet (this weekend) and her foster child was ill. But Alan was there during his lunch break. We had a nice chat catching up on his life, and he kindly checked the pressure on all my tires.
|Inside the Global Auto shop|
|Auto mechanics classroom and diagnostic bays|
I like to take her some of my recently uncovered memories. This time it happened to be a letter she wrote in 1945 requesting membership transfer from the Baptist church she grew up in (her father the pastor) to the new Grace Brethren denomination she married into.
|Mother reading old letter|
|Koch -display at the Matthews Marketplace|
|Team 1720 display|
|Sam celebrating 41 years|
|Elijah with two proud grandmas|