Life With My Family on “Normal Street,” U.S.A.
December 2, 2014 by admin
I didn’t blog about my visit last month with my family, The Kirkhams of Golden, (Denver), Colorado. I worked as hard as anyone else. While they went to jobs and school: Kevin, V.P. of Bank of America; my daughter, Jennifer, Customer Relations for an Aerospace firm; Riley, 16, a Junior in high school and Molly, 14, an eighth grader, I took the dog for two walks a day…more, if he could wangle me out of the chair as I attempted to upgrade my photography and computer skills.
Soda’s going to miss me, but he remembers from year to year, that I am the Walk Granny. That dog knows how to count….not only walks and the time of day in which they are due….but how many treats he gets for being so cooperative and humoring me by coming along.
I’d just arrived at Halloween, so Molly wore the authentic Spanish Dancer dress I had bought for her in Madrid.
Riley had a great time with Uncle Randy’s old megaphone found forgotten in a suitcase dragged down from the attic for me to use. It had sirens and police car sounds! What guy doesn’t go crazy with that? We had to beg him to stop.
Randy, who died in 2011, was an artist and last Friday night we burned some of his non-art…..the papers he mixed the paint on. Jennifer brought ALL of his work home with her and has framed his wonderful paintings….. with museum lights attached to the top of each frame . Maybe I’ll showcase them soon in a blog? They are really good! But, here were all the nothing-in-particular papers from his studio. So, we built a fire in the fireplace and had a Memorial to Randy night burning his art trash.