Weekends can be compared to an unopened treasure chest. Chores around the house can, on occasion, be something to enjoy. And the prospect of taking a ride always brightens the horizon.
Friday night, my wife got a call from a 90 year old friend, Maxine. She wanted to know if we would like to take her to a local church for a bell choir concert. We had other plans and so declined. However, we did agree to visit her Saturday morning and help make a ginger bread house and help her to put up the Christmas decorations. The house turned out better than we expected. But don’t eat the icing, it has glue.
Maxine is also the lady that played the piano for us at our wedding 35+ years ago. She still plays quite well. In addition she has a wonderful wooden carving of a young Norwegian girl that sits on her piano.
After lunch came afternoon chores. Mine consisted of what has become the weekly ritual of leaf raking. It was a good day to ride a bit, but work trumped play.
Then followed getting the Christmas tree from the shed and setting it up in the back room. The newer tree we had already set up in the front room.
That evening we picked up our daughter-in-law and granddaughter and we all went to the Sara Groves Christmas concert here in Springfield. Sara is our own daughter-in-laws’ sister, so after the concert we were able to see her backstage for a bit. If you ever have the chance, I recommend going to hear her and her band.
Early Sunday morning, I went out to check on the local persimmon tree. This was the last visit since the fruit is dried up and past its prime. Wait until next year!