Monday, March 25, 2013

Some Friends Are Really Family

I am in Indianapolis now.  It is Sunday night and snowing and blowing....many of the schools have already been closed for tomorrow.  I am writing this now because I don't think I will have time to write tomorrow...we hope to be driving back to Toledo.

I am glad we came here though...we met my sister at our family friend's home.  It is the same family that took in Peppy the Chicken. Peppy the Chicken...or Cat?...Of course, all of us...(kids no more) are grown and some retired.  Three of our elders have died...first my father (Mort)...then Charlie...then my mother (Maxine).  How fortunate that the other Maxine (yes, there were two...such good friends) still lives on the farm and opens her home to us.  The farm has been in the family for over 150 years.
My parents Mort & Maxine on left
Our friends Charlie and Maxine on right

So, this post will be short today.  I had a wonderful afternoon visitng with old family...laughing about old times and thinking of ideas for blog posts. Ray and I took a short walk around the farm though the wind was bitter cold.  We saw a coyote loping through the field...and then returned to the warmth of the house.

Tomorrow (Monday) we will be on the road...


  1. Have a safe trip! It is always nice to reconnect with family. Enjoy your time there!

  2. Time spent with family and friends is well spent. I hope the roads have been cleared and you make it back safely.

  3. just went through myself...I'm glad that you had fun with friends...xo glad you got to see the coyote!

  4. I hope you had a wonderful time...and a safe ride home.

  5. Wow, what a blessing to have a place that has been home to generations in your family. Safe travels.

  6. Glad you got to Indy and stayed the night. Last night was rough. Sounds like you had good times with old friends. Thanks for sharing.