Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Visitors From The East



A few days back we had visitors. They are kids. You can tell that because they arrived at 3:00 in the morning. They are DOR and future SILOR. That's Daughter of Ralph and future Son In law of Ralph for those not paying attention. They were leaving their home town of Chicago and traveling to spend the rest of the summer coaching basketball and preparing for a wedding in Denver. They called me mid morning the day before this pic was taken. Tiffany said "Cliff, we're going to Denver and need a place to stay." I said "You know you're welcome, you don't have to ask, what time will you be here?" "Oh about eleven or midnight." I said "Great, we'll wait up for you." At midnight I called them to see where they were. They were half way across Iowa. "That's three hours away Tiffany, you know where our bedrooms are, see you in the morning, the door's open, shut out the lights before you go up stairs." Shutting the lights off was a deal I always made with the kids. I left lights on and they were to shut everything off when they came home and went upstairs to bed. That way I didn't have to wake in the middle of the night and wonder if they had made it home. They got here at 3:00 AM and when I got up the next morning at 7:00 (no I don't always sleep late but I'd had a late night) Tiff was already up and sitting in the living room visiting with Marilyn. It must be nice to be young. They left here after breakfast and a quick tour of Tekamah. I did have a chance to take Jason on a tour of the farm in one of my tractors. He is quick to pick up on farming techniques and was genuinely interested. Well at least he asked all the right questions.

Tiffany already has a teaching and coaching job for next fall in Chicago and Jason will finish college and teach Biology as well as coach, after graduation. This is the beginning of what looks like a well planned out pair of careers and marriage. It was nice to be remembered with a visit even if it was a brief one. Those two are always welcome.

13 comments:

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
Thanks for taking those two in on their trip back home. I've always said when in Tekamah you have to stay the Morrow Bed and Breakfast.
Ralph

gel said...

Oh, how lovely! Look at those smiles. ;D
I remember first seeing their photos on Ralphs' site. I'm delighted for them w/ their plans continuing on nicely and that you all enjoyed a pleasant!

Rachel said...

How nice to have a visit with those two, even if it was brief!
It sounds like they do have things well planned out and that is wonderful!! I wish them all the best! Hey, Ralph will be his FIL. How lucky can you get?? :)

BTW, getting up at 0700 is sleeping late??? Yikes!!! When I come to visit you I better bring some pep pills huh?

nora said...

Woo Hoo, I'm sure they had fun.

You haven't lived until you've visited Tekamah.

Jerry said...

Another guest at the Morrow B&B. Ain't no better place in the world.

Jim said...

Well Cliff, I'm glad you left the lights on for them!
Tekamah rolls up the sidewalks at eight every evening, there wouldn't have been any place but Omaha open that time of night for hundreds of miles.
Sounds like they are planning as well as Ralph has been telling us.
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1 plus twins said...

how very nice of them to stop and spend a little time with you and you to share your home. they sound like wonderful kids!!

DOR said...

Thanks for letting us visit. Sorry our hours didn't match up with yours to well. We had a great time and Jason loved seeing and learning about the farm. Next time I will try and give a little more warning and make it in at a better time.

Lee said...

They sound like a very nice young couple, with very good manners...I bet you were pleased to see them, albeit only a short time.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

A guaranteed very bright future. And the Morrows Bed and Breakfast was a part of some nice memories. At 3AM here, they'd be asking who the cranking guys was mumbling in the other room. ;o)

Miki said...

Cliff, it is nice to know that there is a safe place to go when traveling across country. I will keep that in mind! Jason and Tiffany are lucky to know such great folks as you and Marilyn. Ralph and Char are lucky to have you as friends. Sorry that the visit was so short, would have loved to have seen pictures of Jason on that tractor!

Angie said...

Wow arrive at 3am and up before 7am, I will take some of that youngin juice please ;)

It's so nice to have visitors....

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm glad they stopped by for a quick visit.
I wish them well with all their future plans. Teaching and coaching sound like great, rewarding careers.
God bless them!!