Wednesday, March 07, 2018

SAYING GOODBYE IS ALWAYS SO DIFFICULT AND I NEVER SEEM TO DO IT WELL

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THIS IS ONE OF THE SIDES OF FLORIDA I LIKE  BEST

Rains came in the night and I enjoyed hearing the pitter-patter on our coach’s roof.  Always a memorably pleasant flash back to a young boy’s tenting days.

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‘WELL MY DEER DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BUY IT’

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For our last morning in Sarasota Florida I took Pheebs out for a Jeep ride again trying to find us a few more quiet backroads. 

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MOST NEWER HOMES I HAVE SEEN HAVE THESE LARGE BUG FREE LANAI’S BUILT RIGHT ONTO THEM

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HOLY SMOKERS WE EVEN FOUND OURSELVES A ‘BARN QUILT’

We did find a quiet place but it wasn’t on any of the roads we traveled, it was at the Sarasota National Cemetery.  Veterans and their immediate families buried here.

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Aunt Jean arrived about 2:45 this afternoon and with a cool gusty wind outside we spent our last few remaining hours together in the Motorhome.  Kelly whipped us all up a great spaghetti and meatballs supper.

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AUNT JEAN RELAXES IN OUR MOTORHOME THIS AFTERNOON

Goodbyes are always difficult for me and especially so when ages and health concerns are a pressing reality.   With the great distance between Sarasota Florida and Bayfield Ontario it’s just not a matter of popping over, saying hello, and checking on how someone is doing.  We have enjoyed our time with Aunt Jean and we will leave in the morning with more memories than we came with.   Seeing each other again is a sad unknown and all’s we can do is stay in close touch hoping we will all meet once more under sunny warm skies.  Thank you for all you have done for us over the years Jean.  Love you……………………

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PHEEBS KEEPS AN EYE ON JEAN’S SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS

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‘HEY MOM ME AND AUNTY JEAN NEED SOME MORE MEATBALLS OVER HERE’

GROANER’S CORNER:((  

As a senior citizen was driving down I-75 in Sarasota Florida his cell phone rang.  Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him,  "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 75".  "Please Be Careful!"   "It's not just one car," said Herman.   "It's hundreds of them!"

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Which motor vehicle figured prominently in the Bible? Honda, because the apostles were all in one Accord.

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10 comments:

  1. So glad you had a good visit with your Aunt Jean!! Good-byes are tough but take all those great memories with you!!
    Love the "groaners corner!"

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  2. Good-byes are hard at any age, but especially when the realities of life are facing us. The good memories of this visit will keep you immediate company. AFter that, there's the phone and Internet.

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  3. Good luck driving "up" I-75 on Thursday...Good rest area just past Highway 56, mm 277 or 278...they have a separate area for RVs from the cars and the trucks. That would be about 70-75 miles from where you are. (Or the Cracker Barrel just another exit up on Highway 54)

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  4. I agree, always sad to say adios. But having lived each of the days that you were together to the fullest you have created some very special memories.

    Great deer photos.

    Safe travels.

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  5. Love those Florida plants. A nice drive and deer too. You really got a taste of the old south.

    Great memories no matter what the future brings. A visit you will never forget.

    Have a safe trip heading home.

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  6. Safe travels as you head home to Bayfield. So wonderful you have the memories of time spent with Aunt Jean to take with you.

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  7. A wonderful back country drive you and pheebs had in the morning , So nice that you were able to spend some very nice quality time with aunty jean and create some great memories.
    Travel safe on your northern journey.

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  8. No, tomorrow is never promised for any of us...It was great for you to go see your Aunt..Our Aunt Jeanette will be 103 next September...she will probably outlive us! Her husband was a vet and is buried in a National Cemetery in Illinois..I will never forget his military burial..even a real 21 gun salute...Safe travels.

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  9. Glad you managed to have some good times with Aunt Jean. Parting is always difficult, or at least for me. Hold those wonderful memories close while you get the big wheels turning in the morning.

    Safe travels on your homeward journey.

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