Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thursday Thirteen about our trip

1) Last Thursday we left Lakeside, OH for Oregon, IL around 7 a.m. arriving about 2:30 at my sister's home, returning to Ohio on Tuesday.
2) We had fabulous weather the entire time, 5 days--cool mornings, sunny days. They needed rain, but it held off until we were gone.
3) On Friday I walked with my high school friend Lynne, about 4 miles, past the home where I lived and out into the country. A lovely day for a long walk.
4) Also on Friday my sister and I visited the new veterans' memorial in Forreston, where we lived when we were children.
5) We found our father's name, and talked about all the surnames we recognized, even from the Civil War era (we're really not that old, but recognized the names).
6) Touched base with my high school friend Tina (California) and her sister Valerie (Florida) at a restaurant and made plans.

7) Went to a restaurant for dinner and surprised my great niece, a college sophomore, who was working there.

8) Attended the annual Ladies' Breakfast of my high school class at the White Pines State Park.
9) Visited with neighbors of my sister who had been our neighbors in Mt. Morris.
10) Attended Saturday services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris where my sister is the organist and choir director. We had communion and enjoyed the service and Pastor Erickson.
11) Enjoyed a family dinner at my sister's home with aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, great-nieces and nephew, siblings, and in-laws on Sunday afternoon. Slipped away for an hour to attend the memorial service at the cemetery for Tina and Valerie's mother.
12) Visited the site on Monday where my cousin is building a new home in the woods, getting a nice tour and update, and visited with my uncle and his wife who is in the nursing home in Mt. Morris. Had lunch at my sister's home with Tina and Jack, enjoying Sunday's left-overs on their lovely deck.
13 Attended on Monday evening a very fine 50th class reunion at the White Pines State Park.


Anonymous said...

It was great to see you, so fun to sit and talk! Uncle Bob's pictures from his mission trip were amazing. You did miss the gals from your high school class walking in the parade...what a hoot they were...and quite talented with those walkers!! Have fun at the summer house.....Amy

Chelle Y. said...

It seems like you had a lot of fun. Last year we were supposed to have our 20th high school reunion, but no one planned it (we went to a small Christian School).

This summer we are getting together, and I cannot wait to see everyone. There were only 12 of us.

Happy TT!

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

It is wonderful that you had such a memorable trip home. I am sure Tina and Valerie appreciated your presence at their mother's memorial, too.

Hope you get to visit them all again soon.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Happy TT.

JAM said...

Sounds like a great time. Nice weather, old friends, family. Can't get any better than that.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun trip!

Marilyn said...

It's always fun to go back home for a visit. Sounds like you had a very nice one.

Joan said...

Sounds like you had a very enjoyable trip and good visits.