|The Pap and his German sausages|
But FIRST we went to each at The Pharmacy in East Nashville. Kelly has some friends in for the weekend, and she invited us to join them for lunch. I had a cheeseburger, fries, and a fabulicious chocolate malt shake. I drained every drop of the shake but could only hold half of the burger.
Ed ordered some German sausage sampler thing with 3 ginormous sausages, kraut, mustards, and German potato salad and washed it down with a vanilla shake. It was more than even Ed could eat.
On the way home we discussed whether to go to the grocery or go home and work on our neighbor's tree. The heavy ice we had earlier this week caused a tree in our next-door neighbor's yard to split. Big mess. Linda's husband in is a local memory care facility, and we both wanted to clean up this mess for her. The tree won, so we went home and after we sprayed for bugs (so far it seems to be working), he went over to work on the tree. You know how these things go ... another neighbor saw The Pap and brought over his chainsaw, so Jim and Ed had that little chore done in no time.
Linda was outside crying ... so grateful and touched. Also insisting on paying the guys, both of whom said, "Absolutely not. It's what neighbors do." But just a little while ago she came over with a $50 gift card to Cheddars. She felt the need to repay the guys, and I understand that, but it was so not necessary.
|My Norton grandparents, aunts, uncles, and mom|
(she's on the front row next to Pap)
And here's where I'm going with this: 60 years ago today my grandmother ... Big Mama ... died. She was only in her 50s and younger than I am now. But it was a time when she had heart problems and the only thing doctors knew to do was put her to bed. I was just thinking about her today. Aunt Dot, whom we buried yesterday, loved Big Mama (her MIL). I bet they're having a great time catching up on the last 60 years.