We had a terrific time with Ralph and Char last weekend. Their daughter has graduated from college and the reception for her was on Saturday. Tiffany already has plans for teaching the rest of the year but is reserving judgement on where after that. That is good enough at that age. An illustrious basketball career is over. We have watched her play high school and college basketball. She was good. She may (will) continue into coaching.
The Campbells also have a son. He has accepted a sales job for, among other things, truck mounted cranes. The big ones you see at large construction sites. When I say sales job I mean, thee salesman for the center of the United States. (8 or 9 states)
You see at the tender age of I think 25 to 30, he has developed himself into a 'super' salesman. And anyone who knows me will tell you I like 'good' salesmen and despise poor ones. Good sales people will send you home with exactly what you need. Nothing more or less. They are knowledgeable and often they stand between you and a dumb purchase.
Long story short; the two Campbell kids are going to be successful and fun to watch grow into their adult lives. They are both well equipped.
The point of this blog is that this is all pretty quick for Mom and Dad. But mostly Dad. I know all about the empty nest deal and it can hurt. But I know that what seems like the end is the beginning of new and exciting adventures in watching the developement of your family.
Ralph playfully mentions moving out of the city and has often talks of moving to our area. They have had three heavy snow storms in a row and last weekend he was wanting to move to Nebraska for the weather. THAT, right there, would be a first. No one in the history of man has ever moved here for that reason. (although I love the change of the seasons and the unique ways mother nature comes up with to try and kill us)
Well Ralph, we have had the mildest of early winters, and todays high is to be 38 then for the next week 19-18-16-12-12-13-20. With possibly heavy snow on Sat and Sun. Come on out.
UPDATE: Marilyn just called and said "come get me." I must go and clear a path so I can get her walker up to the stove and the dishwasher.