Sunday, September 24, 2006

A Glorious Autumn Day

Any day that I wake up and the first thing I see is my granddaughter, Chloe, is a good day. Such was my Sunday morning. I could hear her waking up so I rolled over and looked in her direction. She sat up and said, "Pa Paw, how are you"? We sat there and talked a few minutes before heading downstairs so "Memo" could sleep a little longer.

Today was a glorious autumn day. In the afternoon my wife, Chloe, and I headed for my parents home where all of my family would be gathering. My sister was in town from New York City and my brother was home from Iraq. I didn't take a head count but I think most of my college age nieces and nephews were home for the weekend from their respective colleges. We were having a cookout and the brats and hamburgers on the grill smelled great and tasted even better. It was one of our better family gatherings. Chloe was a hit in her hippie like apparel. She has some competition now with Ellie, the four month old daughter of my niece, Christine. At one point we got a picture of the two of them together. Chloe was holding Ellie and seemed very impressed with the life like "doll".

We got close to eight inches of rain in the Louisville area Friday and Saturday. As you can imagine, it has caused many problems for many people. Some people died in surrounding areas from the flash flooding. Please keep all these people in your prayers

My Mexican lunch and Friday evening pizza woke me up several times Friday night. Each time I woke up, the rain was pouring down. At the time I didn't realize the extent of the rain or the problems it would cause. I simply enjoyed it. It was Friday night so I didn't mind the fact that I was losing sleep. I knew I could stay in bed as long as it took to get rested. The rain was heavy but not intense. I found it soothing and comforting. I listened to its song until I drifted back to my dreams.

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