Thursday, May 22, 2008
Close to Nowhere
Graduations and birthdays
It’s been a busy week! Saturday, we celebrated Gremlin’s 10th birthday (which was actually Sunday).
Her mom, big sister, Uncle Dennis and I took her to the Memphis Zoo for the day.
I love the zoo when the weather is good, but during the summer, I’d just as soon take a beating as walk around on that concrete in that heat!
Saturday was a good day, warm and breezy. Apparently a lot of other folks thought it was a good day also, as the zoo was as crowded as I’ve ever seen it. And everyone seemed to be having as nice a time as we were.
• When we left the zoo, we went to Huey’s in midtown Memphis, to watch the Preakness horse race. We were all rooting for Big Brown, who’d already won the Kentucky Derby.
We have another possible Triple Crown winner in Big Brown. He was terrific — he easily out-distanced the rest of the field, thundering across the finish line. The Belmont is June 7 — we’re planning a return trip to Huey’s to watch that race. They almost shut the bar/restaurant down for the Preakness. That’s our kind of restaurant!
• Monday night, Jessica Taylor, along with the rest of the seniors at MA graduated from high school.
Her mom Barbara and I have worked here, together, for 20+ years. Seems like just a few years ago that Jess was born. And maybe only a couple since she’d come up here in the summer on Wednesdays, helped me fold bills and put them in the envelopes and then we’d walk to the post office. We always held hands — mostly because I like to hold hands, but ostensibly because we crossed streets, etc.
I wanted to call her “baby” again Monday night — and bless her heart, she said I could call her baby as long as I wanted too.
Jess has been “our baby” here at The South Reporter since she was born. I guess a little thing like graduating from high school and heading off to college is not going to change that!
• Jane and I are determined to have a Thursday sewing group. Jane submitted this article to the Harmontown News column in the LafaShopper, printed by the Oxford Eagle.
“A couple of friends and I belong to the Piecemakers Quilt Guild of Oxford and really enjoy the things we learn and the friendships we’ve made. One of the things we miss is being able to attend the weekly Sit ’n Sew in Oxford and we’ve decided that we would like to form a mini-group in our area. This would be a time to share projects, get help on problems and visit with other ladies who love to quilt/sew. No regular meeting time has been set, yet. If you are interested, please call me (Jane) at 662-526-9330 or Linda Jones at 252-3948 and we’ll arrange an organizational meeting for the group.”
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