In WilmetteAugust 17th, 2014 at 12:27 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
Late night – I’m in Wilmette – figured out how to get WIFI off my iphone (at least until the battery is drained). Stopped to buy peaches at the old Ross-Roy farm on Four Mile Rd. (hi to Nick, Ellen, Billy and Gunner)…then stopped at the American Legion Post on Wilson (the one with the tank out front) to buy some raffle tickets for the drawing next week. Good cause, they help a lot of people in the community, kids – Boy Scouts, etc. Then we stopped at the farm market at the Pullman exit and bought $65+ of goodies to take to Wilmette – good stuff. We’ve stopped at Ed’s for decades. Traffic was the usual heavy, and we had a couple of brief slowdowns. We took mom to Saturday evening Mass, then fixed burgers and lots of Michigan vegetables…went for a nearly one mile walk in the park across from Bill Murray’s childhood home (he showed up for his grade school reunion this year) and we had strawberry-rhubarb pie baked this morning at the Dutch Market. It’s neat to see that in the local independent grocery store – they have signs that say “Michigan apples” and “Michigan fresh peaches”. We’re getting up to blueberry pancakes and blueberry syrup from S. Haven. My brother’s coming over for breakfast and we might have time to go across the street to the park for some bocce. That’s doable in our “old age”. Well into our forties, we’d go hit fly balls and throw the football around like we were still teenagers. I’ll try and check in tomorrow night, wherever we might land.
Picture here is my 95-year old mother with my daughter, Marie – with a picture that Marie drew in 2nd grade that my mother has kept on the refrigerator door for 25 years. Presents that count don’t necessarily have to cost a lot of money. Enjoy your Sunday.