It is midweek, the week of March 1, 2010, and there is once again a couple of inches of snow on the ground in Greensboro. What an unprecedented winter. "Climate change" certainly seems to be a reality in my mind, but that's a discussion for another day.
I find myself looking forward to a busy weekend. We will be celebrating Bunny's Dad's birthday at sister-in-law Mary's house with a family dinner party. Andy is an 87 year old "trooper", and such a pleasure to be around. He is a proud 4th US Marine Division veteran and saw service on Iwo Jima and Saipan during World War II. Although quiet about it for many years, he is happy to reflect on those WWII days at this point, and it is a pleasure to listen. A family meeting, regarding a health update on in-laws, will be included with Bunny's 4 siblings.
Also, this weekend I will attend our annual meeting/show of the Southern Chapter of APIC (American Political Items Collectors). What fun this show always is, with collectors coming in from around the country.
In addition, Bunny and I were invited, by our Pastor, to a coffee and dessert with US Senator Kay Hagan. The coffee and dessert, an interfaith event, will be held at the local Temple, which is in our neighborhood. This will be a very enjoyable event with our Jewish friends and neighbors.
To top off the weekend, son Rob will be in town for most of the events of the weekend. It will be a joy to visit with him and catch up on his intriguing political work and his life in Columbia. (Daughter Elizabeth will be sorely missed).
Nice, unusually busy, upcoming weekend.