“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.”  Garrison Keillor

A short time back I went to visit a long-time friend, as opposed to an old friend, and we did our usual shopping and eating and touring of her town.  In one of the shops we visited I found a cape-like jacket that would go well with jeans and one of my black tops and, as my friend said, matched my hair.

However, the top was a bit more than I’d want to pay.  However, again, the nice sales lady said that in a few weeks everything on that particular rack would be 50% off.  The top would then be in my price range but not in my travel plans.

“I can pick it up for you if it’s still here,” my friend said.  I told her that that would be nice and let it go at that.  As the date of the sale approached I thought of the top.  I didn’t call my friend to remind her and ask if it would really be possible for her to stop and check on its availability.

On the date of the sale my friend sent a text, with a picture, asking if she was looking at the top in question. Yes!  It was also a tax free day.  Double yes!


Here is my friend, Marilyn, modeling the top.

A quick trip to her house on a Saturday morning took care of the pickup.  I wanted the top in time for an upcoming trip.  We also took some time to indulge in tea and lady talk, which was the most valuable part of the trip.  Thanks, Marilyn.  You are a blessing.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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