Sunday, March 27, 2011

From my journals.........1976

March 17: Suzanne and I sing "Close to You" at bedtime, our heads together.

May 25: B and T arrived yesterday and had planned to stay through at least this morning, but left as quickly as they could at 7:00 a.m., refusing even to eat breakfast here. Their sudden departure had to do with a bat that appeared in the house last evening.

July 24: N and J arrived at 1:00 a.m. to spend the following day with us. We had fun water skiing. J was very quiet....hard to tell if she had a good time or not. I got the giggles when Joe kept sinking me on skis.

October 4: Flew to Arizona today for a visit with Mom and Harold. I have lost 36 lbs. so far,and will try not to gain on vacation.

October 18: Flew from Phoenix to Daytona with the kids. Florida feels beyond damp. I could swear the walls are dripping.

November 4: Home yesterday from our month's trip: two weeks in Arizona with Mom and Harold and two weeks in Florida with my parents. Gained 2 lbs. in Carefree, and 5 in Florida.

November 27: Cooked a small turkey, had dinner, and went out to accompany Joe while he posted the property. While we were out, Thistle—one week post-surgery—pulled the turkey off the counter and ate the whole thing!


crystal said...

Thistle :)

Susan said...

She was a long-haired black and silver German Shepherd, a beauty. After we lost Thunder the year before, we acquired Thistle and her brother, Thor, from the same breeder. They were puppies, so gorgeous and funny.

Thistle's surgery was extensive. She was shot through the throat with a high-powered deer rifle. We never found Thor. These two wonderful dogs deserve a post of their own, but I don't want to make everyone cry. And even after 35 years, I'd be the first.

crystal said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

We had a part german shepherd/part collie for many years - Tony. She liked my grandfather so much, she started living with him and when he died suddenly, my grandmother had her put to sleep without even telling us. Still misss her.

Susan said...

I've heard stories like that before. Hard to understand some people. Collie-Shepherds are the best!

Helen said...

I don't think I could bring myself to read about Thistle and Thor, although I'm sure it would be a beautiful post.

Eulalia Benejam Cobb said...

These are great. More, posts from the past, please!

Susan said...

Thanks, Helen. I'm glad to be let off the hook. Lali, I'll do that. But from what I've read so far, 1977 makes for a boring blog. Big emphasis on my little daughters.