Monday, February 2, 2015
Six More Weeks of Winter
decorated our guest room. This one was hidden, as most good things are, and I immediately picked it up. For the small sum of $5.99 I took it home. Then I looked it up it to find it is worth at least $60! It looks brand new.
It was a very long week, filled with worry. Oi Vey!
Saturday I sat and watched the funeral of Ernie Banks, #14, Mr. Cub.I have written about Ernie before, he was on my team, the 1969 Cubs,and right into the early seventies, when I was baseball crazy. Last week Ernie died of a heart attack at 82 years old. It was the most beautiful service with music and eulogies by former team mates, Ernie's twin sons, and those that loved him.. The most beautiful thing said was that it was not that we loved Ernie, but that Ernie loved us back that made him so special to us. He treated everyone with love and respect. Ernie loved the Cubs, loved Chicago and was an approachable, warm and genuine man. Everyone has a Ernie story, my son Jon photographed him with Robert Redford at an opening day several years ago, my brother Greg met Ernie at a convention and he was warm and generous, even inquiring on Greg's wife.;-) That seemed to be an Ernie trademark. I got my only detention in High School because I was listening to my radio in Religion class when Ernie hit his 500th home run... Rest in Peace Ernie, you will be missed and always remembered.
It might be a couple of days till things get back to normal here in Chicagoland. We have a driveway to shovel, thank goodness for 4 wheel drive on the beast, we can get out even before the driveway is clear.
Snow pictures tomorrow. I can't help it, it is sooo beautiful today, the sun is shining.
The newly engaged Jon and Charlotte are planning a engagement party to bring their two families together before they start to plan the wedding. They will marry in 2016. Mike and Amanda have a new family member, a cat named Hannah. They rescued Hannah and hope that she will keep Henry the cat company.
Mike found a seasonal job when they first moved and it has turned permanent. He is still looking for a library position. Amanda is loving her new job and it's challenges. Being on Lake Erie, they get the same
weather we have first. They got about a foot of snow in Cleveland yesterday. I miss Mike everyday, but he is so good about staying it touch...that helps. .
I recently found a french phrase that I love... "raison d'etre". It means, the most important reason or purpose for which a person exists...for me, without a doubt my raison d'etre is my family.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comments. Enjoy this beautiful day.