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May 23, 2013

The week that was ...

For a number of years now, we have not been in Cooperstown for the spring season. And we must admit that we had quite forgotten what it is like. But since we decided that travel was not on the docket for this year, we have become reacquainted with the Cooperstown spring. And we must say we rather enjoyed it with the possible exception of occasional uncalled for snow and seemingly frigid temperatures.

But we have most greatly enjoyed, from the comfort of our home no less, the blooming of the magnolia, the forsythia, the crabapple and the lilacs. We have even been taken with the profusion of dandelions and creeping veronica, which have invaded the lawn. All in all, it has been a very pleasant lead in to what we imagine will be a hectic summer season.

And since we were here for the spring, we were also here for Mother’s Day. And although we thought it would be a rather quiet, uneventful day, that did not prove to be the case. Since we had a buy one, get one free coupon for McDonald’s McWraps, we decided we would get two and have one for lunch and one for supper thus relieving ourselves of having to fix two of our three meals of the day.

However, the most exciting part of our Mother’s Day had to be the arrival at our door of a good friend who arrived with a gift of a freshly baked pecan pie that his wife made for us. It went very well with our second McWrap of the day.

Of course, nary a card arrived for Mother’s Day. They did not show up until Monday. But we thought they were most definitely worth the wait. Our granddaughter Abby sent us a card that said on the front, “Happy Mother’s Day to a GRANDMA who’s talented, good looking and highly intelligent!”

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