Tuesday, July 05, 2005

July Fourth 2005--not 2004

Not knowing yesterday what year it was is indicative of my confusion after a very busy week with little time for contemplation. Ha. However, obviously yesterday was in 2005--not 2004 as I wrote. This confusion is NOT the result of age. I have always been this way.

We are rejoicing this morning because on our way to Gerry and Vickie's for a wonderful supper offering grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats and all the trimmings, it started raining. We needed the rain so bad. We got 2 inches here at Woodsong and 2.7 inches up at Wayside Farm where son-in-law Brian Taylor has his crops. Plants are drinking up the rain and the corn leaves are uncurling.

Vickie fed 15 of us last night, and the only disappointment was not getting to sit on their front porch and watch the Johnston City fireworks display as planned. Area fireworks all had to be postponed until tonight because of that wonderful rain.

It was good to be with Vickie's family last night including her grandmother and Aunt Janice and Terry and Sheila and Sheila's mother Eleanor, whom they'd picked up from her new retirement home. And it is always fun to be around the young people--I think with boyfriends there were six young people in the crowd. Vickie's mother, Shirley, made us homemade ice cream as the final treat of the evening.

We went to bed thankful for the good time and the good rain.

1 comment:

Robert Martin said...

We, too, received some much needed rain last night, although not enough to cancel the fireworks. I got to play poker last night with some of the golfers and caddies from the John Deere Classic golf tournament which is being played this week near Moline, Illinois.