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It’s Good

Hey, it’s good to be back home again

Sometimes this old house feels like a long-lost friend

Hey, it’s good to be back home again…

-John Denver

The best way to travel Kansas?  From 34,000 feet!  Home again.   It’s good to be back.

Love and Kisses to my parents-missed you today for leisurely coffee…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF:  There is no place like this…

Spiderfield, MO

Yes – a grasshopper flew into my hair and got stuck.

Yes – “millers” followed me in to the house nightly.

Yes – a mosquito or two tried to suck my blood.

And yes – at least twice, two gi-normous Circus-Peanut-Candy-sized bees bumbled sideways into me, somehow unable to resist the gravitational pull I apparently possess.

But, omygosh!!!!  The spiders!  EEKS!  It is raining spiders in Springfield, literally!  Each time one of the parentals and myself have headed out to the patio swing, or out the front door or really anywhere – some mammoth, hairy, scary spider drops from a doorframe or a tree or the roof overhang or the sky.  aaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeekkkksssssss……!!!!!!!!!!!!

One spider, a fat, black, nickel-sized spider just sat on my wrist as if he were my pet.  The one in the picture was at least a 2-incher.  They’re everywhere – in the sky, in my hair.  Mama-mia – H E L P !

The Parents

I am visiting the parents where they retired 4 months ago in Springfield, MO.

Springfield is…interesting.   I have never seen so many junk stores, resale shops and on-going home rummage sales in my life.   This could be an antiquer’s haven – or perhaps just the biggest pile of junk in the heartland!

They also have more eating establishments per capita than anywhere I have ever been and Dave’s goal is to eat at every single one.

We have seen 8032 churches (A of G “holy land”), 637 women wearing shorts who shold NOT have  been  and 214 mullets – yes, the Joe Dirt “do.”

We’ve hung some pictures on the wall, helped dad rebuild a shed, adjusted some doors and enjoyed the final days of summer as they have  slipped into fall.   The sunsets have been quiet and colorful, the days pleasant.   Mom is constantly trying to feed us and dad wants to give us unforgettable memories of fun times.   We just enjoy being near them.  


This is where I am…Jeanie

NOTE TO SELF: Still to do: Yahtzee with mom, talk time with dad

pictured: me and mom and the four of us just before church Sunday morning