Just a few lines to tell you about our day today. I had already posted a story about today, but I wasn't happy with the way it was published. So here goes again.
Today is the birthday anniversary of two very special people in our lives: my brother, Hugh, who turned 80 today, and my sister-in-law, Mae, who turned 89 today. She is the widow of my oldest brother, Bill, who passed away twenty-two years ago.
We went to Knoxville this afternoon to take Hugh and Imazo to eat. We had planned to take Mae also, but she was snatched away by her children and grandchildren to be taken out to eat. ha. (I say snatched away because we didn't know until yesterday that she wouldn't be going with us).
Mae is shown in the picture to the left with her sister, Lucille. Mae is the one on the right. Hugh and Imazo are shown in the picture to the left. They come as a pair. You never (or hardly ever) see one without the other. :)
We are back home from our trip to Knoxville, where we went to Pueleo's Grill Restaurant. Yummy place to eat. We made little oink oinks out of ourselves.The real story, however, is how we got to Pueleo's. I quite often have trouble finding my way into places that are kind of out of the way. Same held true, this time.
When I told Gramp's speech therapist, Carol, that we were planning on eating there, she very generously gave us a coupon that would allow us to either get an appetizer or a dessert. BTW, (humming Pomp and Circumstance)hmm hmmm hmmm, hmm, hmmm= Gramps was graduated today from home health care and we will really miss having friends (that is what they became) coming in to help him get better.
Well, we came off the interstate onto Strawberry Plains Pike and saw the restaurant, but weren't sure where to turn to get into it, and accidentally found ourselves back on the interstate, and had to drive five miles (we enjoyed the scenery - that was a plus) and exited again onto the Pike, and found our way in (thank the Lord!) Always an adventure when we go somewhere, you know!
We had a lovely lunch/supper and when it came to time for dessert, we had it packaged up and took it with us. Hugh and Imazo had a coupon book as well and were able to use it for a take home dessert, too. We took the choice (apple pie) and then we all had coffee and pie when we got back to Hugh's.
I still feel stuffed and I didn't even finish my entree!
A little bit now about my brother, Hugh, and our sister-in-law, Mae. Hugh was 9 when Mae joined our family by marrying my oldest brother, Bill. I was only 4 at the time, and so, I have known her my entire memory of life. She has been my sister and confidante forever. I love and respect her dearly. She and Bill were married almost 50 years before he passed away from a brain tumor in 1986.
Hugh has always been my big brother, and I have adored and looked up to him always. He is one of the kindest and funniest people I have ever known. We all of us, share so many of the same memories, and we miss my sister and brothers who shared those same memories. One cannot think of Hugh without thinking of Imazo as well. Next week, they will observe their 56th wedding anniversay. He (and we) are so blessed to have Imazo in our lives. Imazo is a kind and loving sister to me, and I value her love and friendship dearly.
Our whole family has always been close and we miss those who have gone on before us, but we know that we will see them again some day. In the meantime, we look forward to those times when those of us who are still here can get together.
Thanksgiving is coming up in a couple of weeks. We look forward to getting together with family and friends. Gramps and I look forward to seeing our youngest daughter, Teresa, and her husband, Tom,then.
This is Blabbin' Grammy fixing to take her full tummy to bed in a little while. Signing off for now. God bless each of you. Good night. Bye for now.