May 7th. 2020 – 71 years old – Pandemic – Social Distancing
Guess I am always going to remember this one!
My wife Sherry – made it a very special day – but she messed up –
and two days before – let the cat out of the bag.
We were going to practice SOCIAL DISTANCING –
BUT – we were going to use our patio which is very large
over 500 square feet and enclosed by a fence and the house
and each family of grand kids will come at specific times
so no one is here at the same time!
The first family of Mike – Debby – Maddy – Ella and Sarah
came at 12:30 pm. They parked outback – walked around the back yard
and into the patio –
where we had seating for everyone but at least six feet apart.
They gave me cards they had made – the three girls –
they always make me special crafted cards.
I cherish them and save each one.
Have since they were little!
Now the whole family except Ella – eats very little meat
so we ordered a pizza delivery –
we paid on the site and they delivered
they do not even see you or knock
they text that the pizza is by the front door and then drive off!
We had also fruit – gluten free chips – salsa – wheat less pretzels
And my favorite cake that we made a special trip to WEGMENS
White coconut cream cake! ( which has been years since I had)
We celebrated by each staying in our own seats – laughing –
and then the text – the second group were on their way.
Time to leave – no hugs – but lots of smiles – kind words.
They left – and then it was time to see the little ones and their parents
same routine – the little ones have followed their older cousins
each in turn made special cards and gave to me
(Tammy – Marcus – Taylor – Cassidy & Bode !
How I miss them all.
They dressed up – the little ones – just for this occasion.)
I guess at my age I am sentimental – but to me –
these are the best presents – the cards
for years and years I have saved them!
It will be fun one day to bring them all out and show them
when they are all grown up!
We spent two hours just the same as we did with the older ones.
Sheltering in place on my birthday – strange no hugs –
no handshakes – but – the smiles and laughs.
Earlier I had gotten a call –
From my two sons back in NWPA –
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD” !
I AM BLESSED – my wife made this all happen –
And the boys called me!
What more could I ask for –
Sherry got me another puzzle – 500 pieces!
And a new warm pull over shirt –
which in this freaky Spring of rain and cold
I SHALL WEAR!
Sheltering in place Day# 56 – best birthday ever –
now to get busy and put PUZZLE # 8 together
glad when this is all over!
Welcome to Papa’s World
WHERE FRIENDS MEET THE FAMILY!
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