They were made to suffer thru me singing a solo in church. (I'm not a soloist.) They met my son Dan and his family who came to hear me sing and add more pressure to Dad while he sang. They did get to hear Marilyn play in the bell choir and now know why I had told them she was getting a little dingy. (Nora thought I meant she was getting a small boat.) Our Daughter Juli was at the keyboards and they got to hear her play.
They were able to get a church bulletin to prove to the folks back home that they had indeed been to church.
We loaded up after church and went to Mahoney State Park for their all day Sunday buffet. The restaurant overlooks the Platte River valley and I-80. That's where this pic was taken. This is Nora -Cliff-Jerry. The look on Jerry's face is because he has just realized that folks might think he was with the Morrow group. Nora didn't care. She said "They'll never remember me at this restaurant anyway.
Dan's and Juli's were along and our youngest son Tom and his wife met us there and we all had a good visit.
We had many discussions about all of you bloggers and the consensus was generally good. We talked about how reading someones blog really teaches you their personality before you meet them. They really aren't strangers. Jerry and I had met but Nora was exactly as I imagined. A very clever, talented person. She writes for two different weekly papers. (they are the bottom two links on her blog) Her main job is running Second Helpings.
They prepare and distrbute 2900 meals a day for distribution to the needy in the Indy area. The food is 'rescued' daily from cooperating stores and food industry companies. She deals with a lot of volunteers, business's, and contributors and seems unflappable.
The second picture is a "View From The Porch." The dejected appearance was because I had just told them to leave. They both needed to be back to work on Tuesday morning and I thought they were avoiding the reality. Today Jerry is back to helping care for Mom and Dad and crunching numbers for Big GasCo and Nora is probably back to making all of her jobs look easy. I'm hoping they had as good a time as we did and that they return someday.