A lovely hike today along Kingsport Beach in Canning, near Wolfville, with best pals Forest and Anders. Jen and Anders’ mom were friends in Peterborough and now live near each other, allowing this next generation of friends to develop… I went to take this photo of the two boys when Forest told me “to sit down and take a photo of all three of us.” Happily a willing adult took the photo, but I loved the sweet request.
Here are future engineers? at work, as team, with a leader and follower. I loved hearing the interplay. Puts me back in time, as being a grandparent is so good for. Great day. (the guys were still working on the deck!).
An evening full of laughter, though we discussed a serious book at this “Face to Face” meeting. Discussing a book together always generates some new knowledge about the life, present or past, of the members. You can never imagine where the conversation will head, but wherever it goes, it’s enlightening, even if it just gets you the name of a new hairdresser! That’s important information too. I belong to three book clubs, though I rarely make it to all of them. They each have a different flavour, but all lead to knowing one another at a deeper level. Such a simple format to give us so much back.
I’m still running about as I did when Frank was at work, but Frank is finding such a love for being at home, working on the house, walking Daisy, cooking. We’ve been in N.S. so long that Frank decided he needed to learn to make his own Oat Cakes, chocolate dipped. It’s a real gift to not find yourself ever “bored”, and we’ve both been gifted. Now if there weren’t any calories in Oat Cakes, that would be a gift too.
How great to spend a rainy fall day with friends, playing Scrabble, the fireplace on, the soup warm. Out of 6 games I didn’t win one! but that doesn’t really matter. Now Frank winning four does matter! There is something about the foggy cool weather that has this calming effect. Thankfully the weather changes up, or I’d be one big couch potato!
I helped out on a quilt today at Heritage Village…a village where time stopped in the ’50s. It’s a treat to go back to that era now and then, compared to our computer age. Of course, that ‘s what I’m using here, but I can still think it’s taken something away as well as given a lot.
Richard, with two of his three sons. Richard is a fabulous, proud dad, and now we have met all of his sons during the past year, to our delight. It adds such an element to a friendship to care about a friend’s children, whatever their age. Like a spouse, the children are such a huge part of a friend’s personal life, and knowing them adds to the depth of the friendship. To this end, it is an honour to be invited to be part of family gatherings, when the adult children do not live near by. Plus we like Richard’s cooking!