May 31

Monday is usually the day that I take stock of Dixie’s past week and her changing comfort level. Last night , I took her with me when I visited a friend. we did the face masks and social distancing, even on the lanai.

Dixie was well trained by some past owner, she was a perfect guest. I am hoping that this translates into her being a good plane traveler. Traveling with a dog can’t be too different than traveling with small kids, and parents seem to be surviving. When our kids were younger, we mostly traveled by train. The City of New Orleans to my family in New Orleans and the the train to New York( can’t remember its name)for Bob’s family. We always had a great time on the train. Once ,I took our then, teen age son to visit his sister , who had taken a job in N.O. It stormed at the exact same time as we were leaving the station in NO. Really stormed. For most of the trip , which took hours longer than planned, we crept along because a lot of the tracks were under water. That was exciting. When child number three was still using a pacifier , she lost the only one I brought with me. Nothing I could do about replacing it. i’ll have to ask her if she was scarred by such a quick weaning from it. I found   in my coat pocket after we got to N.O. I don’t think that I told her that I found it. One advantage of living in Chicago is that it was a train hub. You could go just about anywhere from Central Station.Back to Dixie Cup, I am thinking of putting a doggie diaper on her for her plane trip. i hope I am not insulting her. I’ll tell her that it is for her own good. Hope she buys it.

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04.07 | 08:10

I read the last page first too. It’s a family curse.

22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

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 ?

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