Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In Memory of Anna Mae Keehan Sullivan

We received word today that Ted's Aunt Anne passed away last night. She was 97 but as spritely as someone 20 years younger. Her chief complaint was that she couldn't Charleston like she used to. I'm sure she's cutting a rug on Heaven's Dance Floor right now.

We tried all morning to find decent priced or frequent flyer tickets from Houston to Cincinnati but had no luck. There are very few seats available and those are $900-$1100 each. Ted's cousin told him not to worry about not being able to make it to Cincinnati. She realizes we are 8 hours away from home with the RV and the time and money involved is too much to ask. We are saddened that we will not be there to see everyone and to honor Anne's memory which she so richly deserves.

Yesterday we attended the HitchHiker Owners Winter Texan Luncheon. We learned HitchHiker is going to resume production after a 6 month hiatus and the national rally will be held in the fall. That's all good news and if the politicians will send us our money back, we could buy a new RV and truck!

For dinner I cleaned out the refrigerator. We had steak, chicken, pork tenderloin, hot dogs, meatballs and spaghetti, tuna casserole, nachoes, sliced tomatoes and Stella baked some potato skins. Sort of a goofy meal but we all had plenty to eat. For dessert Stella made pina colada ice cream drinks that were really good.

Today they came to wash and wax our RV and Jay's. Five guys spent two hours scrambling all over both of them. They did a great job. Tomorrow Ted is having the truck washed and waxed before we leave. Then he'll be happy. He has accomplished his goals ... get the RV and truck washed and waxed and our Texas sign refinished. It doesn't take a lot to please him!

This afternoon we drove to the fruit market and bought more tomatoes, grapefruits and oranges. Tonight we are going to Hooters for our last dinner since Judy has never been to one. I offered to serve her a beer wearing a low cut tank top but everyone thought there would be a lot lost in the short shorts department! Stella made soup and cornbread for lunch so I'm not going to be hungry at five so I'll probably just get an appetizer. But we'll have a great send off dinner. We hope to come to the valley next year for a month.

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