ON THE BACK BURNER

Jan. 15

This  is just  bits and pieces of stuff floating around in my head. I saw a sticker on a car, today, and it said" The journey is the destination". I've always felt that way. The journey ,for me, is the best part . When I did Marathons, the training was the fun part. I loved the challenge of going further on some work outs, or going faster ,on others. Not that I was ever fast, but I could always go further. The race was anti climatic. Driving across this country, the journey was what it was all about. I do wish that I had been more adventurist, and made more stops along the way. next time !  I was visiting Bob's grave today on the way to mayyaka State Park, and I saw a tomb stone that caught my eye. The front had the husbands information and a cross. The back had a Jewish star and the wife's information. It included Bingo and Mah Jong. Wish I had known her. She sounds like she had a great sense of humor. I didn't bring a small,stone with me to put on Bob's grave, but I had a penny in my pocket. After thinking about wether or not it was appropriate to leave a coin, I put the penny on the stone. When I was walking away, I found a small rock, so I went and took my penny back. I drove to my bank today to deposit some cash that I had. I still keep my Chicago bank, but they have two branches in Sarasota . I also usually bank by internet, so it wasn't a surprise that I got very lost getting there, even with Waze. I drove through a Mennonite or maybe Amish community. I was swarmed by bicycles and people in muted colors . The women had long dresses and the men all had beards and white shirts. The people on the bikes and the people walking were waving to each other and calling out hello's. That was cool. I don't know if I could find the street again.  Then tonight I got a text from my grandson in PT. He sent me 3 photo's of a sub ,going down a bay. You could only see it's snorkel, or whatever you call that thing that sticks out of the water. He knew that I always have wanted to see one , when I  was crossing the Hood  Canal. He was so lucky. Looking back on this essay.. all of this happened today. And I thought that I didn't have anything to write about. Silly me. This is my journey.

 

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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.

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31.07 | 07:02

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

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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?

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19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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