Monday, January 5th, 2015


Today the sky was clear and there was very little wind.   To be sure, it was cold and promises to become colder as the week moves forward.
I took Ms. Cleo for a dog bath and she’s so relaxed until she glides around the premises like melted butter.

I traveled down the mountain to the metropolitan city of Rossville today to have lunch with Doctor Doris DeLoach and her husband David.  Doris teaches oboe at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and was my son Alan’s professor when he was in undergraduate school.
In olden days her sister Lois and her husband Gene lived across from the pastorium (a home furnished for the pastor and his family and sometimes called a manse) where my husband Claude and I and our two sons, Alan and Max, lived for 18 years.  We became very good friends with Lois and Gene and consequentially when Alan graduated from high school and wanted to go to a Baptist college that offered oboe the paths of Doris, Lois’ sister, and Alan’s were destined to cross.
Lois got her heavenly wings two months ago and Doris has spent most of the Christmas holidays shredding papers that Lois and Gene accumulated over 60-70 years!
I was teasing about the metro size of Rossville.  If you blink your eyes while passing you’ll miss the town altogether.