Hey, it is May Day. I remember as a little kid, sitting down at the red Formica kitchen table and us four little girls would work on special May baskets to take to our neighbors. Since there weren't very many kids living close to us in the country, we had the opportunity to make up elaborate baskets 'cause we didn't have to make a whole bunch of them. They usually consisted of the bottom of a Quakers Oats round box, which we covered with ruffles of crepe paper. With a construction paper or cord handle attached, we could paste on various decorations. After filling it half-full with popped popcorn, we loaded pieces of candy on top. Then Mother would drive us around to the various farms and drop them off. Usually, we received one in return from each of our friends.
Last Sunday sister Judy and I got to go to the Giving Tree Theater again. This time we saw THE MIRACLE WORKER and it was fabulous! The actors were truly amazing and almost everyone in the audience ended the show by crying . . . including me. Monday night, Lon noticed in the TV guide that the movie was coming on, and I watched that. Let me tell you, both performances were practically word-for-word, and even though Patty Duke won an Academy Award for her part as Helen Keller in the movie, the young actress that we saw Sunday did as good or better. Every single actor did an outstanding job. Good things are going on in Small Town, USA.
Two days ago (April 29th) was the first anniversary of Dad's passing. In thinking back, I realize what a whirlwind of things were going on then. But we got through it. Remember when things get almost too overwhelming, YOU . . . WILL . . . GET . . . THROUGH . . . IT. Trust me.
At last, Spring is truly here. We have finally made arrangements to have our roof redone and new shingles put on, and the siders will be coming in a few weeks to reside the house. Yup, it will be a year on June 30th (sis Karen's birthday) that the straight-line winds came through and did all that damage around here. I had thought it would be a wonderful change to redo the house in light yellow with white trim, but sigh it will be green again. Why not? It's been that color for 37 years.
Latest on niece Heather: Recently had surgery on the injuries to her feet that occurred when she was in the car crash back in February. Still going tough. As I recall, Dad nicknamed her "Tuffy", which is really quite appropriate, wouldn't you say? :)
GOD BLESS YOU ALL