Thursday, October 07, 2010

Indian Summer

Okay, October is here and today is supposed to be very pleasant.  Perhaps the rest of the week will be like Indian Summer.  I remember Indian Summer as a kid.  It was always so could actually go outside and play without bundling up to stay warm.  Hope this day proves to be one of them. Not that I can play, but I can sit on the deck and read!

Yesterday was my dad's birthday, although he has been gone since 1963.  He was killed by a drunk driver when I was 17 years old.  And although it's been 47 years ago, I can still remember getting the call from the hospital to come as soon as possible and making the trip with my mom!  One of the worst days of my life.............there have been other bad ones too.  Like when my mom passed away 3 years later and my first husband dieing of cancer at the age of 34; losing a grand baby 9 years ago.  Let's hope there aren't anymore days like that for a long while!  Sorry, this seems to have gotten a little maudlin and I didn't mean for it too!

But it is a beautiful day outside, and I think I will wait just a wee bit longer for it to warm up a little's 64º out now and it is supposed to get warmer in a little while, before I head out on the deck to read.  And maybe, just maybe, the box elder bugs won't be so bad today! 

1 comment:

Smalltown RN said...

I love your new template...very impressive!

Ah the memories of our parents and for you to lose your father so young...I felt a little robbed when my father passed when I was 27years and like you it seems like only yesterday.

I am glad you are enjoying your day on the's sunny here today as well.....