Sunday afternoon while I replied to a lot of Facebook messages from my former GS and others about my blog on Girl Scout memories, I listened on PBS to Andrea Bocelli along with Celine Dion and others in Central Park, New York City.
It’s been one of those strange weeks. I lost two friends to another plain, one a fellow seminar giver from Life on Wheels, Mike Steffen, and a long-ago friend who was actually my youngest brother’s best friend. “Junior” loved scaring me to death with stories that the bull they kept in the pasture was coming after me. I was probably seven. What did I know?
On St. Pat’s Day, I met with my sis-in-law, Nora, and a best friend from high school. Connie and her husband, Stan, were visiting for a week from Michigan and we talked through a lot of memories. What I couldn’t remember, she did. It worked. I could barely remember sliding down to the underbelly of one of her horses on a fast ride back to the pasture but she didn’t remember at all the day we skipped school and she drove me into a nearby town where we tried on wedding dresses and played piano at a music store. I don’t think my stepmother ever found out about that or I probably wouldn’t be here today. Ah memories.
As I write this on Tuesday, it is the official beginning of spring. Yeah! I can see that. The view from my window is of deep snow in the high mountains I enjoy from my office window. Sunday Pastor Paul cancelled church so people from the high desert wouldn’t drive up that twisty, windy mountain road up to Yarnell. They got around a foot of snow Saturday night. Reports were that 53 inches graced the top of the San Francisco Peaks above Flagstaff. I love it! Of course I can see its beauty without having to shovel it or drive in it.
I’m flying out to San Diego Thursday so maybe next week I can give you some traveling news and photos. God Bless until then.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”