I think I have the beginnings of a Country & Western song — Faithless or Reckless! It came to me while wrestling with our dilemma about suspending public worship and gatherings during the pandemic. Such a predicament.
….in my birth family, …each person plays a role or has a function. Mary and Steve take the job of organizing family events to bring us together. Any reason for a family function will do. They let us know where, when, and what to bring. Frank, the eldest, has been the letter writer to keep us informed. Yes, actually paper and pen with a stamp letter-writing. When in the southwest and miles away from Wisconsin, it has always been a blessing to receive one of Frank’s letters. Dave, the youngest of the siblings, keeps us posted and connected via Facebook. He helps us hear about life and see posts and pics about adventures and achievements.
I enjoy good food. Not sure I would put myself in the class of a foodie, but I enjoy cooking and eating a good meal, especially with family and friends.
On the last weekend of January, I made a quick trip to see family in Minnesota and celebrate a nephew’s wedding. Though the temperatures were mild for January in Minnesota, it was quite a shock from the desert southwest. Anticipating that we would get out to play in the snow, to keep warm, I packed my long johns and a knit cap. In family fashion, the bride and groom planned their rehearsal and dinner in the warming house of a local ice skating rink. Though we enjoyed dinner and wedding-day-planning indoors, most of our time was out on the ice.
There are a lot of highway miles across our North District. Beautiful vistas and wonderful communities to cruise through. Because I have driven down the same roads; taking the same route time after time, I can easily cruise by a spectacular site or not even see the people who make their lives and homes in small and unassuming places. Getting from point A to point B is all too often the point of the travel.