Friday, March 20, 2015
Happy Vernal Equinox!
Hubs had some FSA stuff to do at the county seat yesterday so I decided to ride along with him. We decided to call upon the aging aunts who lived there while we were in town. Aunt Virgie who lives in senior living and Aunt Betty who is in the nursing home were both so excited to have visitors, and we thoroughly enjoyed catching up with them too. Now that I am a smartphone user, I was delighted to be able to share some photos of our grandchildren with them. I had some photos of sheep on my phone too and Aunt Betty was particularly fascinated with those. Several years ago we bought 50 head of ewes from her when she was going out of the ranching business. So the sheep that you see in my photos are descendents of Aunt Betty's flock.
The visit reminded me how very important it is to call on old folks. They really do love hearing from us or having a visitor pop in now and then, but don't assume, like we did, that these old folks don't have anything to do! We were tickled when Aunt Betty reminded us that they were playing Bingo at 2 and it was her favorite game. We had just arrived at ten minutes till. We got the stink-eye from several old ladies who were presently seated at the table and ready to play. We were holding up the game. It was a short visit, but sweet. I was reminded how much my own parents always enjoy hearing from me, either by phone or in person. I hope that when I'm an old lady, my children and nieces and nephews will come visiting me too.
Wishing you a Happy Vernal Equinox. Equal daylight and equal night. What did your first day of spring look like?