It’s the day before Thanksgiving, and I just put my houseplants out on the deck to be watered. That is a treat, since usually I have to water them inside at this time of the year because it is usually too cold for them. But it is 60 degrees at 10:30AM. I think I am finally a believer in Global Warming and the interesting climate changes it is bringing with it.
My family is coming in for dinner tomorrow, and Bob’s mom will be with us, too. For these things I am thankful. For health and happiness, and the friendship of good people, for these I am thankful. I think we dwell too much on what is troubling us in our lives, and not enough on all the blessings we have, all the good parts. Tomorrow at least, let us put aside our grumblings and just be thankful.
Written by Lynn during a moment of peace in a day of busyness.
The Holiday Open House for 2007 is history. Thanks to Dan Pinciaro who provided the live music on Friday night, and to the staff members who helped with the cookie baking! We decided to hold the Open House a week later than usual because of the unseasonably warm weather, and ended up conflicting with a bunch of other activities… the Wheeling Christmas Parade most notably. We understand is you had to choose other activities over ours. I’ve been there, done that.
We lament the passing of a great man on Friday the 16th. Herman Kruszewski, father of Pam Petrilla and father-in-law of Ray Petrilla who has worked with us in past years, passed away at the age of 89. He was one of our favorite people! He had stories of his early life that could fill a book, and the more we came to know him, the more we found about him to admire… and like. He’ll be buried on Monday at Holly Memorial Gardens. Our thoughts and prayers today are with Pam and Ray, and Herman’s wife, Margaret.
Written by Lynn on the slope of Teasel Hill where the weather is cold as you would expect for mid-November.