My, my is it ever humid here in Louisiana! Everything is dripping, dripping. There was a tornado in Arkansas today killing 3 people—it’s that kind of weather!
We spent a quiet morning—today is not an easy day for our friends Gina and Rollie and we wanted to give them as much space as possible. Today was their son Rollie’s birthday, he would have been 24—we can only imagine the sadness Gina and Rollie must feel today.
Emmi got a bath this morning then Rollie went with us out to the Bass Pro Shop—Michael and I had never been inside one—quite the store to say the least!
On the way home we stopped in to visit some special friends of Rollie and Gina’s—Mr. Homer and Mrs. Lee. Mr. Homer is 75 years old and this year he planted 3500 tomato plants—his grandsons help him harvest the tomatoes and they then sell the tomatoes in his shop along with sweet potatoes, watermelons and pecans. Mr. Homer has so many fascinating stories—we loved getting to meet him and listen to his descriptions of his life.
This evening we drove a long way (two doors down) to the home of Rollie’s sister Dana and her husband Ricky for New Year’s Eve dinner. Nicole joined us with Dana and Ricky cooking some wonderful fish, stuffed baked potatoes, hushpuppies and the best corn and shrimp bisque—it was so good!! Nicole made a delicious cheesecake and Gina a chocolate pie—YUM! OK, now we seriously need to diet in the New Year!
It was wonderful to meet some more of Gina and Rollie’s family! Happy New Year to all our friends and family.
And by the way, it was St. Paul’s Cathedral not St. Peter’s as I said in last night’s blog.