I was watching my fav TV show and one line of dialog has stuck in my head. A character was told , at a sad moment , to close his eyes and think of the good things that have happened. I tried that and it does work. But then it made me cry because I do that easily, when I think back to all of the good times we had as a family. Getting our first new car, a VW bus, and piling the 15 neighborhood kids in it for a first trip to the ice cream place on Chicago Avenue and Dempster.And the Friday night trips in the summer to pick up Bob in Grand Rapids when we spent the summer at our cottage, and coming back to a traditional treat.. Fresh blueberry pie with berries we picked at Farmer Melon's blueberry farm. Then last night our Rabbi's sermon had one little gem for me. When you lose a loved one, you don't have a prescribed "closure", you take a sweet memory and file it in your heart. I liked that. It goes along with taking the time to remember good things. I now feel better about watching TV and about going to Friday night services. In each case, I come away with some words of wisdom . I am going to close my eyes now and do some more remembering. I have a lot of it stored in my head. I'll transfer it to my heart. There is room .

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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