“To be with old friends is very warming and comforting.”

I’ve had three days of bliss thanks to warm weather, a bright sun and the stirrings of spring. The days have been in the mid 60’s while the nights are still warmish in the mid-40’s. I had my windows opened yesterday and left my bedroom window open all night. The air smelled new and chased away the winter. I left my sweatshirt at home when I did my errands yesterday.

Today will be a short entry. Gracie and I are heading north to New Hampshire to see my friends Bill and Peg. They date back to Peace Corps days, and we were neighbors our second year in Ghana. We had all sorts of adventures and traveled together on school holidays. I knew they were kindred spirits the first day we met. They were also fellow truants when we started to skip lectures to see Philadelphia.

They come down here in the fall, but this year will be different as the three of us are going back to Ghana together. Their Cape visit will have to be either earlier or later than usual. I play the tour guide when they come down. Bill had never been to Cape Cod before his visit to me.

Gracie will be with me. She loves visiting them. Bill takes her on long walks and Peg feeds her. The dog makes herself at home climbing and sleeping on the couch near Peg.

I won’t be writing again until Monday except for an update or two. Enjoy the spring weather!

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21 Comments on ““To be with old friends is very warming and comforting.””

  1. Richard Says:

    We’re about to receive (on this, the day the Lord hath gave us) Mr Bob Dylan’s mythical ‘Buckets of Rain’. Since it’s the middle of Memphis in May and the BBQ Festival is already in progress, this isn’t unusual. And, since I never go to it anyway ’cos I’m not about to fight crowds or walk a mile from wherever I find a place to park to pay a ridiculous fee to eat overpriced foods, it’s completely moot – except for the rain ’n greyness.

    Enjoy the trip to NH. Bring a camera. Wear clean underwear, ’cos y’ never know, yes? I imagine Gracie will enjoy the trip. Does she do the typical doggie ‘head-out-the-window’ trick in the car? I just misread what you typed as stating Gracie made herself at home peeing on the couch. My bad.

    Post as you can and enjoy the trip ’n visit.

    If you’re ever of a mind to grow your own vegetables for fun and (perhaps) profit, here’s a link to a site that lists 13 y’ can start out with …


    And now for a bit o’ the ol’ Ragtime Funk-O-Rama: We got us a Special Guest Artiste today by the name of ‘Perfessor’ Bill Edwards, a Gen-U-Wine Maître d’ Pianny du RagTime Musique. His selection (in honor of Memphis in May and BBQ Fest) is Mr W C Handy’s well-remembered ‘Memphis Blues’ … and now, it’s Enjoy Time …

    • katry Says:

      Today will be warm, and we’re having a bit of rain later today. We will venture out and do some looking and some shopping. There is a glass blowing shop and some folk art stores. Beyond those it is what we find, a bit of serendipity.

      I like the music. You always choose wonderful listening music.

      Have a great weekend.

  2. olof1 Says:

    The weather is heading the other way here, colder and with lots of rain. I guess nature will oike it but I’m not that happy about it 🙂

    Too bad You’re going away since I’ve heard that You will be able to see the Eurovison song contest live in the US this year. It shows at 9pm here so over at the east cost You should see it at 3pm if I remember the time difference right.

    Have a fun trip!


    • katry Says:

      Today was as warm as it has been. It is supposed to rain perhaps tomorrow. That will cool things down.

      I suspect it will be taped for showing here. I will definitely check it out.

      Have a great day!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Have a great time up north with your friends.

  4. sprite Says:

    Have an awesome time!

  5. Birgit Says:

    Have a great time!

    Dylan’s new album is available for free streaming at NPR. Usually online for a week, – no need to hurry.

  6. Hedley Says:

    have a great time Kat – hope that the weather is kind to you

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, My Dear Hedley,
      I always have a great time here. The weather is great so it will be a great day.

  7. Bob Says:

    You are so lucky to have a friendship that has lasted so long. Have a wonderful time and a safe trip.

    Tuesday was the first day this year we hit 90 degrees. Walking to my car after work I could feel the oppression of the afternoon heat. By July I will be used to the feeling. Spring has brought us thunderstorms both Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

  8. katry Says:

    I know how lucky I am. I even have a friend dating back to fifth grade.

    It got to the 70’s yesterday, the hottest day so far. It was beautiful, pretty and warm. Today should be the same.

    It should be a good day!

    • Bob Says:

      I have one friend with whom I went to High School and our first year in college together. We lost touch until a couple of years ago when my cousin became very ill. He contacted me to help my cousin because we were friends in High School. We reunited while trying to help my cousin recover in NYC since he had no family left in NY. My friend moved to the Los Angeles area after our freshman year and we lost touch. He wound up in Bosman Montana. Thank goodness for the Internet and social media and we reconnected after fifty years.

      • katry Says:

        I agree about social media connecting us with our past. I have found friends I haven’t seen for years. Luckily I haven’t seen people I’d like to avoid.

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