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Author:  San Diego
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Date:  1/25/2009 1:05:34 PM
Subject:  Coming home
Hello from the void. We've been gone for so long and much has happened. Very sad to read about Bud. Prayers to his family, and to you, Miss Mamie, and Sylvia for your continuing recovery. Belated birthday wishes to Miss Mamie, Joe, Laura, and Chris Newbury, Illiance, Dave Franklin, and two Randys. If I've missed anyone, please forgive me. Congratulations to Egbert!

New England was cold. Stu's Mom lives in a different mental place now. She remembers the family collectively, but not who we are. She's assigned us roles. I cook and bring food. When somebody else does, she still calls them Roisin. She's waiting for Stu to take her on a boat ride. (We've never had a boat, but managed to sneak on a few.) She's a tiny grand lady who smiles alot and still has her hair done. Mick used to tease her about her "happy pills."

We got into the city a few times and, Hank, I thought about calling you as we were crossing the GW Bridge. Are you in the book? (Someday we'll sit down at that big table.) The kids have a huge blow-up of the Hudson landing on the kitchen wall. The headline; "Believe In Miracles." I also love Laura Shayne's message; "Keep hope. Something is in the works now." So much on the board to catch up on while we wait for our "found" suitcases to arrive.

We missed home and sunshine, family and friends, and dearest Mick who's intensity never lessens. (We did have your music with us, though...and a candle.)

To my porch brothers and sisters, your emails and kind words were read with love. I wish you all a wonderful, hope-filled year. Bless us all.


 Coming home by San Diego at 1/25/2009 1:05:34 PM
 Re: Coming home by Doug at 1/26/2009 12:14:09 AM
 Re: Coming home by Lois at 1/26/2009 12:25:55 AM
 Re: Coming home by Laura Shayne at 1/26/2009 9:20:18 AM