Although many of the iris buds had opened into purple shafts on Mother’s Day, the first full flower did not appear until the next day. Two days later there were many blooms, and now iris bed is thick with more purple blooms than I want to count. Gerald has the grass in great shape this spring, and he has the lake as free from algae as it has ever been, so looking out our lakeside windows is a visual treat.
We are enjoying accounts of our oldest great grandson playing Little League ball down in
at the first of the week, and now his softball family are with the University of Georgia
team in , for the NCAA Regional
tournament. Our grandson Elijah has
moved out of the dorm at the end of his sophomore year and is now attending an
Inter-Varsity event in the Tempe, Arizona Upper Peninsula. Then after a brief visit back home in Freeport, he will return to and be a first-time apartment
dweller with a roommate. His older
sister Leslie is posting photos from Bloomington Pennsylvania
on Facebook instead of photos from . I have
no idea why she is visiting Nashville .
Erin, who recently announced her
engagement, has a new job and moved to Pennsylvania . Granddaughter Brianna will graduate from Dallas Lincolnwood High School
tomorrow night and has only the summer before she is off to Murray University
in . Sam received his driver’s license this week
and is enjoyed the freedom this gives him.
It is exciting to try to keep up with our family as it is scattered
throughout the nation, and I feel less land locked as I imagine their scattered
activities. I admit to sadness at the time passing. Seeing a photo of Bri on her last day of
school holding a photo of her first day of school made me long to again hold
that sweet angel of the past.
Nevertheless, I am happy and pleased at their growing up, and I like
thinking of them busily engaged in life while Gerald and I have had to slow
We will be watching UGA’s first game at
at 2:30 CST on Friday when we play . Hosted by San
Diego State ,
the games will be on ESPNU. There are 16 regional tourneys with 64 teams
competing all dreaming of going on to the Super Regional the next week and then
to Oklahoma City. The 2013 NCAA Tempe Regional will feature Arizona State Arizona State
(45-10), Georgia (38-19), San Diego State
(35-18) and (42-15). It is the 12th time in the UGA program history that
the Bulldogs have been selected to participate in an NCAA Regional, all under
Head Coach Lu Harris-Champer. San Jose