Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Three Beautiful Things 08/28/10: Susan-Louise at the Airport, Meeting Diane, Long Talk

1. The day started off beautifully. After a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, potatoes, and strong coffee, it was off to the airport to pick up Susan-Louise whom I hadn't seen for twenty-seven years, since I was a teacher of hers at Whitworth College. Susan-Louise and I fell right into it and had great conversation on our way to Bridgit's mom and dad's house on the Kalama River, down Lacy Lane, for our Westminster Basement get together.

2. Upon our arrival, I greeted Bridgit and started to get to know her parents, Gerry and Linda, and our conversation was really fun. We were waiting for Bill and Diane to arrive and when they did another shot of enthusiasm and joy coursed through us all. We reunited with Bill and got to meet Diane and within minutes we were all talking with each other as if it had been 20 minutes, not over twenty years since we'd seen each other and it felt like those of us who went to Whitworth had known Diane forever.

3. I sat up visiting with Bridgit and her parents and when I went to the guest house, I was surprised that Susan-Louise was still awake, sitting in the living room, drinking a glass of wine and reading. We got to talking again and it was 2 a.m. before we went our separate ways and went to sleep. It was fun as well as satisfying to end a day of so much great conversation with another great conversation.

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