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Lunch with the Ladies
Thursday, Sep 13, 2007 from Battle Creek, Michigan
Posted: Sep 13, 2007 | 336 words | 2 Comments
So today I headed to Battle Creek for the afternoon. During this trip there have been a select few people who claim to have read every blog entry and I’ve never been more honored by those people than meeting today’s readers. They are my 84-year old Grandma Sailor and her 88-year old friend Lorena. What makes it more special is the effort. Neither of them have a computer, and my aunt printed every blog entry for my grandma to read, she would then pass it to Lorena. I was flattered to find out that Lorena had been insisting to meet me for several months.
The three of us headed off in the Invasion Mobile to Clara’s (also my grandma’s first name) where we met up with Nancy as well, another friend of my grandma’s. It doesn’t get any better than taking three ladies out to lunch who are all in their 80s and have youthful spirits. You have to watch out for these three, they’re trouble! And I think I blushed at lunch when Lorena sat across from me at the table and said, “Ooohh, I get to look at him.”
Grandma brought out a big binder and a copy of every blog entry from the trip. I was blown away. To find out that someone is that dedicated to hearing about my experience if flattering. Along with the blog entries were about a dozen of my newspaper articles, the two published magazines, and several pictures that my mom had sent of my car. Bless all of their hearts. It’s great that I was able to reach people from kindergarten classes to elders. Lorena insists that she must be the FIRST person to get an autographed copy of my book in the future, even though I didn’t spend much time in southern Indiana.
Hopefully I made their day as they made mine. They made my day when I got the three of them to strike a crazy pose next to the Invasion Mobile and holding Rice.
Comment by Mom
From Baraga, MI
This is priceless!
Comment by jordan roberts
From munising , MI
dude i think this i s a reaqlly cool thing u are doing and i work at a the local radioshack and i looked out side and this little but bright car caught my eye. And there was this huge sing on it and here i am