Two days ago Velna reminded me it was your birthday. Of course, I knew that already. That was the day I walked downtown to urban Powell and noted Dr. Coulston's Cadillac was gone behind the Coulston Clinic where it always was parked. I put two and two together and when I got home, sure enough, there she was. I never could figure out why anyone else ever thought this was such a big surprise. Anybody could have figured this one out. I do remember you made a lot of racket, but we didn't seem to mind since you were somewhat of a celebrity.
I am proposing that on the 1st day of each month you post the stuff you have bought during the previous month, or that you are thinking of buying this month. Explain the reasons why everyone else should also buy it. Then make sure you buy it yourself instead of sending us all of to the store while you laugh your head off at home at how gullible we are. The lastest: My $30 nucular powered S&P shakers. Ann offered me a free lunch, not knowing how expensive it was going to be. Then she hustled me off to Costco and headed with warp speed to the location on the shelves. Now she is peddling dirt. Listen up. Or better yet set up your own Ann's Terribly Interesting Infomercial Network." But what would we do without you?
You may be the most gullible among us, I thought, until I heard Judy actually forked over a boatload of cash to buy a book Ann recommended. Are you kidding? I couldn't ever get her to part with a $20 bill to give to Robert. But you have the most melodious laugh and the longest and most involved phone answering message. And you do use big words once in awhile to remind us you were an English teacher. Or something.
How much stuff have you bought that Ann talked you in to? You may be the wisest one amongst us since as you say, you are not here to get personal pressure and influence to part with your hard earned cash so you will have something later for garage sales and to store in your store room. We're all happy you are making stuff again. Send pictures. Tell Mary Lynn you are sorry. She'll know for what.
We're all happy you got new shingles on your roof and that the storm didn't blow them all off. Do you remember when you learned a naughty word at school and brought it home and you and I repeated it millions of times in the front yard of the original Penrose house and laughed and laughed and laughed? I still laugh every time I hear or see that word. We're all happy that you are happy. We just need to hear a word or two on blogs once in awhile. Like, "Good morning. I am fine? How are you? Love, Louise." Stuff like that. So we know you're o.k.
Dear whoever is left. Let's see. Ann, Liz, Steve, Louise. Oh yeah, Dear Judy:
Last but not least. What can I say? I'm living in shock at what a spendthrift you turned out to be. Thank you for checking up on me and Velna so often. I try not to commit any egregious sins in between your calls. And we're all amazed at all the things you do--RS, gardening, kid tending, phone calling, doing good works of all kinds and manner.
There we are. All six of us. Can you imagine how empty our lives would be, each without all the other five?