Himself: Went to doctor who renewed his prescription and set him up for a physical, made reservations for the coming week.
Herself: Wrote, shelved books, Amvets and fat lady’s store….no swim suits, made some awfully good nachos, read.
A blog you might like: Time Goes By is the home of the premier Elder Blogger, Ronnie Bennett. Sometimes Crabby Old Lady moves in and offers opinions, but usually Ronnie offers balance. Right now we are all learning about what to do when you retire in the wrong Portland. As I write this, her belongings should be arriving in Portland OR, and we await news.
Reading: Michael Palin….yes, I said that.
Gratitude: Both daughters.
I admit to being amused at the sudden appearance of my mother and father's name on the mailing list for the University of Michigan's gathering at the AIA Convention. When the second piece of expensive mailing arrived today, I thought I might write you.
Madge driving her Overland book mobile just after graduation. There were no jobs at the beginning of the depression for architectural engineers, much less for a woman architectural engineer.
My mother, Margaret Millicent Barnum (followed by her married names), certainly was the first woman architectural engineering graduate of the University. She was second in her class and married Mr. Chester Asa Sirrine, who was number one. Unfortunately, my mother died in 1989, and my father, who attended UC, died in 1966.
Madge cruising the south seas, 1969.
I have been enjoying these mailings that have suddenly appeared in my mail box, and I'm sorry to ask you to remove their names from your list.
Thank you very much,
Madge, now called Maggie, with her third husband Bob Dowd in 1982. Photo Credit: CA.