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Margo just visited the farmers market twice this morning. First time, she bought a scone that she ate right away, a pint of peaches, fresh carrots, green peppers and a wooden soap holder. Then she went home (didn't bring her cell phone), called her parents, then bought 2 12-ounce containers of fresh honey (Dad wanted just plain honey) and a container of raw honey mixed with vanilla bean. The honey will go to North Dakota next weekend as gifts.
My parents are honorary parade marshalls in my hometown's annual parade next Saturday. Theme is Railroad Days or something like that. One sister and her 2 children will be there, perhaps another. I'm excited to see my parents and family. I'm incredibly lucky they're alive.
Bittersweet moment when Mom said that Dad is the only railroad retiree still alive in my small hometown. Dad was a depot agent. My brother ran a maintainer on the track. His son works in information technology for the railroad. Three generations on the railroad, in three states and three incredibly different careers.
Scraping the garage, preparing to paint... M detests painting. Would rather be bike riding. Or at the beach in Florida. Sigh.
Margo has a busy August ahead of her, with a trip to her parents in the Mountain time zone this weekend, an intern starting at work whom she will supervise. Margo's Very Bright Son, now age 20, is also leaving for his Study Abroad program in Europe in late August. He will be gone for an entire year, and M will truly miss him. We have already discussed U.S. security concerns, of course.
Sam has spent the last few days putzing, cooking and shopping. The kids got new dressers and Sam's living room got a new, very comfy chair. Sam's daughter pointed out that the new chair is shaped like the 'thinking chair' in Blues Clues, though it is not, in fact, blue, which made Sam laugh.
Today Sam plans to continue cooking and take the kids ice skating. Then we are having a traditional Cuban dinner with pork roast and yellow rice and turning in early. Work starts tomorrow.
Today Anne and her big lanky son drove to the city to collect a bed . Anne's son mastered driving the ute(pickup?) and liked driving in the pouring rain.Anne is listening to the frogs singing in the night.