When I left you, Ollie had just found out we were arriving a day earlier than she thought. “Yikes! I was going to clean house tomorrow.” She exclaimed.
I reassured her. “Go ahead, but I’m not helping. I’m on vacation.” None of us cleaned house. Instead, we drank coffee and told wild stories till time to go out to lunch every day, then shopped a little in the afternoons. I haven’t shopped since I retired, so I really enjoyed it. I even bought red pajamas. Next time I take a trip, my host can sing “She’ll Be Wearing Red Pajamas When She comes.”
We visited my uncle’s grave in the National Cemetery at Elgin, Oklahoma, a very reverent and fitting place for our service members and their spouses. (Pictured above. Shirley Martin and Ollie Johnson)
Regrettably, we had to leave after a short three days. I would have loved to stay a month, but Ollie got lucky. We had to get home for Christmas. I love travelling with women. dawdling over lunch and drinking all the tea I want. No one complains about stopping for the bathroom or worries about “making good time.” You can even stop at fruit stands or resale shops.
The last thing Mother said as she got off the train was, “Now I want to ride the train to San Antonio to see Ann.” So much for clearing her bucket list! I guess that’s how she made it to eighty-nine!