Thursday, October 15, 2009

It's been awhile

One whole summer has gone by without me blogging. The first summer without Lowell. I was really busy with music stuff: Northern Light Opera took up a lot of time especially evenings. We all did terrific performances of Fiddler on the Roof. Next Summer we're going to perform Music Man. I also was the piano player for the Hubbard Prairie Radio Hour that was performed two weekends in July in the new Akeley Community theatre. All this was very helpful in that I didn't have a lot of time to sit around. I still have a few moments here and there that I will get a bit weepy but for the most part I'm doing good.

And then there was my class reunion - 55 years!!!! I've gone to all my reunions but this is the first one without Lowell. He enjoyed them as much as I did. I expected to have a good time and I did but what I didn't expect was the emotions I felt when I went to church the next morning. It was the church Lowell and I grew up in and where we were married. Physically it hasn't changed much. I automatically sat in the same pew that we sat in when we visited and thought about our wedding and I remembered as a child (when I was bored) counting the ceiling tiles although I gave up before I got them all counted. They are the same tiles.

After church my sister-in-law's mother, sister and husband invited me to have lunch with them. After lunch I drove through the park where with a bunch of girlfriend spent much of our time. Then I drove around town: past the house I grew up in, my cousins house where I spent a lot of time and my grandma's and grandpa's house. My school is no longer there and I couldn't quite remember which house was Mrs. Marsh (my piano teacher). I took pictures which I will post.

So now it is Fall (with the snow it seems like winter) Classis Chorale is back in full swing although without Erich. He has taken a job as music minister in Washington State. He had been our director for 10 years and we will miss him. I was able to schedule my piano students all on Wednesday afternoon so that frees up some days that I can do other things.

1 comment:

LindaSue said...

it's good to have you back :)