Thursday, April 22, 2010
Close to Nowhere
I’m already gone
Friday, April 23, will be my granddaughter Meredith’s 14th birthday.
Saturday, April 24, will be Pop’s and my 40th wedding anniversary. (I’m still 39 though -- we got married in a previous life!)
Tuesday, my friend Jane and I left for the quilt show in Paducah, Ky. I may have mentioned quilting a time or two around here. We won’t be home until Sunday, April 25.
Mere doesn’t take it well that I’m always gone on her actual birthday -- even though I take her shopping and we have a special day together before I leave.
I’ve had to promise her religiously that for her 16th birthday, I will be at home. I’m not sure how I’m going to work that, but...
Pop and I’ve had several discussions about me being gone on our anniversary. The first discussion centered around the fact that, in my mind, it was our 39th wedding anniversary. I told him I’d come home for our 40th.
He was quite insistent that this was our 40th. I had to get out a calculator and take several other drastic measures before I was convinced that he was right.
Please don’t tell him I said that he was right! I’ll never live that down!
After I was convinced that it really was our 40th, I very graciously offered to come home early. And I would have, if he’d wanted me to.
However, we haven’t been married 40 years for nothing! He laughed and said he’d be living that down the next 40 years if he wanted me to come home early.
He has reassured me that it’s fine that I’m in Paducah on our 40th anniversary. He really doesn’t mind. He especially didn’t mind the really nice dinner I made Sunday and presents I’ve already gotten for him.
• I had an Aunt Grace and Uncle Wiley, who lived in Paris, Tenn., that had been married 75 years. They married on April 24, I’m not sure what year. Both of them have been gone for probably 20-30 years now.
• My body didn’t leave for Paducah until Tuesday, but my brain left sometime during the night last Thursday.
Jane and I pulled fabric for a Wednesday class with Kaffe Fassett (who is a genius in quilting and knitting worlds).
We needed 10 lights, 10 mediums, five darks and one “wild” fabric. Since I’m not real sure about the differences in the above, I went to Jane’s house to help her (mostly I watched) and then she came to mine to help me.
Sometime that evening, playing with the fabrics -- that’s when my brain went on to Paducah!
“Happy Anniversary Pop!”
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