We started the year in Kansas like many years before,
But soon we started out again to see what was in store
At Quartzsite, Arizona. We’d heard so many tales
Of buses, bookstores and rallies, big tents and bigger sales.
We moved on through the desert and ended in Tucson.
We hiked the trails and saw the sights—desert goes on and on.
As we moved on toward Georgia, we remembered the Alamo.
We visited cousins and toured the coast before we had to go.
We ate crawfish in Louisiana, maque choux and beignets, OHHH!
Cuban near Atlanta and dessert made out of “snow”!
But lest you think we spent the year just pigging out on food,
We had our share of family time and that was very good.
We spent some time with Alma, then moved on to see her dad,
Our son Robert, career soldier, is in the US and we are glad.
In Colorado, we hiked with grandkids, like we did years ago
When we used to take their parents there, but then we weren’t as slow!
Between Colorado and Kansas, we went north to a rally.
Cody, Yellowstone and points in between, every mountain and every valley.
More family time in Kansas, with Heidi and husband Tim.
He’s now a pharmacy tech and we’re very proud of him.
Heidi put all her efforts to good use as a Weight Watchers leader
And she still substitutes in the schools in “spare time” when they really need her.
The older girls are still in school, at least for a little while.
Jordan is a senior. Technical Theatre makes her smile.
Katrina plans to teach when she graduates next year.
God has plans for both of them. They’ll show up, loud and clear.
Ben and Bailey are 6th graders, quick different, to be realistic.
Ben is a big reader, while Bailey is more artistic.
Jadelyn brings up the rear and maybe we saved the best till last.
First grade is where you’ll find her. The baby days are past.
Fall found us on our “acre” where we spent both time and money
On taking it from “hole” to “whole”, a grassy spot and sunny.
And now we are in Yuma, chasing moderate weather.
No matter where we find it though, you’ll find us both together.