I sure hope that the concert today is in the Stable and not out in the garden otherwise I doubt if I can stay for long.
I have stocked up on books from the library and am prepared with food and water for a siege of several days. I usually do that for the winter months but the summers here are getting hotter and hotter all the time and I am finding, as I grow older, that the heat bothers me a great deal.
I was talking to my cousin Frank in Florida the other day and he said it was only in the 70's there.
Cousin Frank has only a short time left to live as the doctors can not do anything more for him about the cancer. I am so happy that he has a wonderful lady beside him and that they are like two peas in a pod. Carmen now has my e-mail and skype addresses in case of emergency. She is a lovely lady who is originally from Puerto Rico, but she lived many years in New York City.
My cousins and I were very close in Lachine until my aunt and uncle moved to Florida. It was because of my uncle's health and he left a good paying job with a secure future ahead of him for an uncertain future in a warmer climate. We all reunited once my father retired and they spent many happy hours with my aunt and uncle when they went to their mobile home in Florida each year.
I had also brought my children to Disney World when Anna was a teenager and we stayed with Cousin Peggy at that time and in the early 90's I went several times to Florida to see my aunt and uncle and of course, saw my cousins at the same time.
Cousin Frank is a whiz with woodworking and he sent me some of his jewellery that he makes. I just love it as it is not something that you can buy and he made it specially for me.
I will take a few shots of the wooden jewellery to show you his talent.
On the heart jewellery he had put a chain but I have allergies to nickel so I removed the chain and will crochet a cord on it today and wear the set to the concert so that the gals can see what he has made.
They are lightweight and beautiful and unique.
Here are some pictures.
|Cousin Frank's wonderful set|
|This is especially touching for me|