Friday, November 28, 2008
Faraway Places and Home
This is the journal page for the Wednesday Stamper exotic places challenge. My dream is to go to Anahata's Art Retreat in Bali, Indonesia next March, but I don't think that's going to happen, since I will be in school then . It's fun to dream though.
Our family had some sad news yesterday. My step-father, Gerry, passed away. He and mother had been married 26 years, the same length of time as Mr. Al and me. They were truly kindred spirits. They both loved to play golf and laugh, and Gerry took a lot of the photographs Mother's freelance work for Mississippi Magazine. He liked to cook and had a quite reputation as a card shark. My favorite memory of Gerry is the one of him driving around town in a golf cart because his car was broken down. He didn't even seem to notice that he wasn't driving a real car. If he wanted to go out for breakfast or to the country club to play gin rummy, he'd just jump in his golf cart and ease on down the road. I think losing him is going to be very hard on Mother, but, fortunately, my niece Emily and her little boy Alex live with Mother and can help be with her during the first hard months. Ava, Mr. Al and all the rest of our kids are on our way to Mississippi to be with her, so I'll be away until Monday night. Please keep Mother in your prayers. She's going to be very lonesome.