...Brotherhood and loyalty.
The candles were lit in memory of our departed classmates.
On Saturday night I spent some wonderful hours in Farmington, CT at a reunion for our elementary school, the Sarah J. Rawson School. There were about 100 people who grew up in the Blue Hills neighborhood of Hartford. Though there were only a few people from my class (1964) there were neighbors, friends from Hebrew School and Girl Scouts. It was a wonderful evening all around, and an extraordinary feeling to be in a place where everyone wanted to be present and understood and shared the memories of my childhood. Three of our teachers joined us, two in person and one on videotape. It was an evening of hugs, laughter, a few tears and lots of penny candy, reminiscent of our beloved Sless' drugstore, where we all stopped for penny candy on a regular basis.
In addition to reunion I got to spend time with my fifth grade best friend, Lonni, and see her new house. She was a terrific sport to host me just after moving last week. We kicked off our reunion weekend with a visit to one of my favorite ice cream shops, A.C. Peterson. The decor has changed, but the ice cream is still delicious and yes, we both had sundaes, and they were wonderful.
On the medical front...I met with the surgeon on Friday and the meeting went as well as it could possibly have gone. Based on our discussion, I am feeling very optimistic and especially happy that the surgery can be delayed until after K's son's wedding next Saturday. I'm scheduled for August 29 and it will be an outpatient procedure. I was impressed by how much time my doctor took to explain the procedure and answer questions. I feel very fortunate for the care I am receiving. As ever, thanks for all of your prayers and concern.
There's still time to enter the Brawny apron giveaway. Please stop by Thursday's post. It's one cute apron!
Hugs, sweet dreams and wishes for a happy and healthy week!