Can I tell you a sweet little story? I attended a Portland Women's Forum meeting on Thursday and one of our ladies, Elsie, was there. She was a teacher out here in Corbett for her whole career, mostly in Home Economics. In the past I've seen other students of hers get all happy and excited to see her. This time we had a guest speaker, Helen Wand, who has written a book about her family stories. She joined the club and got one of our rosters and was reading down the list of members and she said to me.. Elsie Clements.. she was my teacher! I pointed out Elsie and encouraged her to go over and say hello, this is a photo of the two of them re-uniting after 65 years or so! Elsie is the one sitting.. Helen in the pink shirt. It was just so sweet.
Helen Wand is a local woman who wrote this book, she told us it's a "historical novel" because she wrote about the old family stories she heard when young, but filled in the text using her imagination. I bought a copy and look forward to reading it. You can read more about it HERE.
Dayle picked me up from the meeting and we then went shopping at Costco - then headed home. I noticed the sun was shining and sparkling off the Sandy River.. I pulled over and we got this shot. Sun sparkling off water is one of my favorite things.
Kristi decided it was time to take down all the hand colored pumpkins around the door frame and make room for some turkey drawings. For fun, she stuck all the pumpkins all over Hayden and he thought that was fun. :-)
It's Saturday at 11 am and all six of us are hanging out in the family room, coloring, watching TV and for me.. I'm blogging. :-) Our Thanksgiving is in two and a half weeks, so we're starting to plan the menu and the table setting, etc. THEN.. we will start decorating for Christmas. I'm looking forward to seeing how the boys enjoy Christmas this year. I hope you're having a nice weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)