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ON TURNING 80
27 February 2020
It's nice Polly is a Chihuahua...it's one of the few dogs that frequently have cards made oout of them. This picture for Walt's birthday was perfect. I had actually bought a different card, but when I saw this one, I had to buy it too. Now I am home free for next year!
So Walt is now out of the 70s and into the 80s. 80 sounds so old. I realize I'll be there myself in only 3 years. It was a busy day for a couple of old fogies.
First, Ned made a huge breakfast for us -- eggs, sausage, hash browns, cantaloupe, juice and coffee.
Walt's plan was then to go to an old guys' meeting. Loren, who used to live next door to us when we first moved here, ran into Walt recently and invited him to meet with a bunch of other similarly-aged men just for...whatever. Walt enjoyed last month's meeting and decided to return. I'm glad because he has very little social interaction outside of work and it's nice to see him going out to spend time with some other guys. He said they mostly talked about where they were all going to be buried!
After his meeting he was going to work for the rest of the day.
I, at the same time, was meeting my friend Kathleen for lunch. This is my last birthday lunch for the year and it was fun to see her, and especially the birthday gift she brought.
As I have said before, Kathleen and I have been doing these monthly lunches for more than 25 years now and we have discussed our way from Bush 2 thru Obama and now to Trump, but this was probably the most depressed we have felt in all that time. Super Tuesday is coming up and neither of us knows for whom we will be voting.
After lunch, I drove to Eldervilla to visit my mother. Mostly she didn't even want to meet my gaze, but at one point, after I had taken a picture of her with her head down I was looking at the picture in the phone and when I looked up this picture was what I saw. I haven't seen her look that normal or smile at me like that in a long while.
After that she was more gregarious (that being a relative term) and talked, about stuff that was going through her head. Sandy says that she often talks a lot, but of course makes no sense. Still, it was nice to have the feeling we were having a conversation.
I showed her a cute picture of Walt and Polly, but she didn't have a clue who he was and said she didn't know I was married.
After Walt got home from work, the four of us went out to dinner. We hadn't been to Symposium, Davis' Greek restaurant, in a long time. I was still very full from lunch so was happy they had French onion soup on the menu. It was exactly the right amount that I was looking for--and it was delicious.
After we got home, Ned put a candle in one of the peanut butter cookies for Walt, and we sang to him.
We were all in bed before 10 p.m.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
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