Well, I almost got through without a disappearing act, but it just happened as I was describing Mary Lou Teel's impression of Kuralt. It was very evident that she and her husband had a wonderful working and personal relationship with Kuralt. It was a pleasure meeting and visiting with her. And, she also said, "write the book." And I will talk more about our visit in the book.
Well, I am now a "solo" act. Janie was able to get a flight home Tuesday and leave with Shirley and Marge as they went to Portland to get their plane home. We spent all day Monday packing all of her things to ship and was able to do it Parcel Post, very reasonably. Janie wasn't getting any better, could hardly walk around without being in such pain, couldn't enjoy things we had planned, and really needed to get a diagnosis, proper treatment and pain management, for her own good. We had talked about it several times already, and she made the decision. I know it was hard for her to go, but she really had no choice. I've talked to her since she got home and she already has appointments lined up for next week to begin the process. Hopefully no harm has been done as much as she has walked and tried to be okay. She already had been told to have knee surgery. I'll miss her! I already do.
Kay and Ellene will be in around 11:30 tonight to stay until Wednesday, so I'm excited, not having seen them for three months, and that's one reason I wanted to blog the Maine(main) thing.
I probably will leave on the 29th rather than the 30th because it will be at least a three day trip to Ely, Minnesota. I don't have a place secured yet, but several possibles.
I will try to blog again before I leave. And I especially ask for your prayers now that I will be traveling alone. Wrong! We're never alone.