With travelling to Walla Walla for the weekend on Friday, my grateful list is going to be a day late or so... better late than never, right? This past week we are grateful:
For good weather and great sunsets. We were able to capture several sunsets this past week from our lowest deck, and often ferries were passing just as we were watching.
For Ruby. Sherilees's Airedale has such a happy personality... always looking for acceptance... always smiling... always happy to see us.
For our daughter's home and happiness. We always look forward to anytime we can come to Walla Walla to visit Sherilee, Alan and Seth. They always make us so welcome.
For my walking partner. Every day we try to go for a walk or a run... and if I don't ask her, she asks me. We never refuse to go with each other, if at all possible. This physical exercise is what I call my "sleep insurance."
For Shirley, who is a "Good Finder." More than anyone else I know, my wife unconsciously finds good in everything around her all day long. She sees beauty in places that others don't notice a thing. Like this morning on our walk she noticed the sunshine on the green grass that was growing in the ditch and said, "Look at how fresh and green that new grass is!"
For catching up on the old times. As we sat around visiting with Dolores and Merritt, Doug and Susan after everyone else had left, my nephew Doug recalled some of his first memories of me. He was about 6 and I was 12. We had come from Alberta to California to spend the Christmas holidays with Dolores, Merritt and family. He remembered me waking up early on New Years morning and announcing, "Good Morning 1959!"...in the same style as the radio announcer in the movie "Good Morning Viet Nam!"