We spent this past weekend catching up with friends and family in the Seattle area. We had a wonderful lunch with Bob and Marilyn (my brother and sister-in-law), who have left their longtime home on the East Coast and bought a home out here in order to be closer to grandkids. My newphew, Rob, his wife, Julie and their 3 kids (Sam, Isaac and Finn) joined us.Finn tries hard to bury Wally in leaves...these kids have LOTS of energy!
Later that evening we had dinner with Wally's Dad, Wane, and his sister, Kris, and her husband, Paul. We spent the night with Wayne and he modeled his new "Command Central" gear! He is the emergency preparedness go-to guy for his neighborhood. Waynee is REALLY into this role!
Then Sunday we met my long-time friend Marit from MN for lunch. Marit worked at VMI in Lexington, VA, with me way back in the early 70's. Now that was an experience! She now lives in St. Paul, MN. She flew out to meet her sister, Mary, who lives on Vancouver Is. for a big sewing conference in Puyallup. We rendezvoused at a wonderful greasy-spoon restaurant in DesMoines and had a great time reminiscing. We've all decided to attend the conference together next year!Lots to cram into 2 short days, but we pulled it off!