There are lots of adages about time, i.e. Time flies when you’re having fun. These days, time flies whether you’re having fun or not, and the older I get the faster it seems to go. This past week had a little of everything, in a whirlwind.
A week ago on Sunday, LeRoy and I drove to Tecumseh, KS for a family reunion of the wide extended family that started with my great-grandparents. Years ago, I remember a much larger gathering. After all, Thomas and Lizzie had a BIG family to start with. This year’s reunion only found about 20 of us in attendance and more than half of us were from one family. I’m the much youngest child of the second youngest child in a family of 6, so my early playmates at these reunions were my second cousins and now we’re all senior citizens! We enjoyed good conversation and had wonderful weather for the day’s activities, too.
Sports activities have taken more of our time this fall than ever before, since the three youngest grandkids are all involved either in volleyball or cross country. The last week or two we’ve thrown in preparation for the big wedding, so we shopped and had our nails done in between the sporting events and my mammogram. We also showed the completed rental to a property company that is possibly interested in buying it to rent. Then of course, the culmination of the week’s activities was Jordan and Marc’s wedding on Saturday.
Beautiful bride, happy groom, wonderful wedding! Their honeymoon is in the Bahamas, and we certainly wish them a good time and a beautiful life together.
On a sadder note, we lost another bus friend this week. A few of our RV friends are full-timers and an even smaller group of them live in bus conversions similar to ours. Three years or so ago, we met Richard and Sherri Fosse from California and had a quick connection. They are just about our age and Richard made wonderful concoctions in cast iron cookware. LeRoy also has a thing for cast iron! Richard and LeRoy both had the same college degree field and both are VW fans. They, like us, enjoy garage sales and I spent a day with them on the Junk Jaunt in Nebraska last fall. After our last rally with them, they went back to the house they left behind and moved out of the bus for the time being. Richard had just this summer finished redoing a VW Thing that was to be their tow vehicle, but Richard passed away this week. Our prayers are with Sherri and her family.
Yesterday another full-time bus couple, Wilbur and Laura Bradbury, stopped at our acre for a few days. We love sharing our place with our friends! Laura is from Colorado originally, but Wilbur is a Kansas boy. Of course, they lived in Washington state for many years, but we still claim him. We see them all over the country, from Yuma to Quartzsite to Branson and they still put up with us!
So, as time marches on, we’re still having fun and enjoying the life we live. Until next time!