Friday, July 11
Dennis and Sally Arrive
This will be fairly short and sweet! No walk today, so no pictures! Mom and I shopped locally, made stew, made apple crisp, and baked some cookies. I cut out a couple of shirts to sew and we played games! A VERY busy day!
Dennis and Sally Schirmer arrived around 6:30, having flown into Eugene from LAX, renting a car, and driving down to Bandon. They come nearly every year around this time to celebrate their anniversary and touch base with Mom. Dad married them here in the house 30 years ago. Animated conversation for much of the evening!
When I headed downstairs to write herein, I got waylaid reading the Round Robin letters from my dad's seminary classmates. About 10 graduates from 1944 SFTS kept these letters circulating for over 65 years!! Mom has a file with everyone that they wrote, and it is a fairly concise history of the family, particularly my father's ministry and insights into his current work at the time. Needless to say, I didn't get to the blog until Saturday!
Saturday, July 12
Chores and Cinderella!
|There are a few starfish!|
Made a run to recycle, grocery store to return cans and bottles, and down to the Farmer's Market in Old Town this morning. After lunch and a phone call with Rick, I started work on the two shirts I want to get sewn. I nearly finished sewing the simpler of the two by dinnertime.
I was in charge of dinner: a chicken stir-fry. Fairly tasty and I have plenty leftover for tomorrow! Afterwards we all piled into Mom's car to head down to the Sprague Theater and a youth production of Cinderella. It was very well done and enjoyable. Kids ages 3 through high school involved, several music and dance numbers, including 4 little garden fairy ballet students (adorable!)
|You can barely see a clammer out on the spit of sand near Face Rock. I walked out there!|
Sunday, July 13
|Amazing Pentecost Quilt Banner|
We awoke to a very misty morning on the beach! The air was heavy....I opted not to walk today, knowing I was going again in the morning, hopefully with Luke?! Used the time to work on devotions instead.
|Eneas McLean on top!|
Off to church with Mom, Dennis and Sally. John was preaching again and amazingly (No....just God at work!) delivered a sermon using the very words I was pondering for Monday morning. I took one last picture of Bandon's Pentecost banner because I think it is so gorgeous, as well as pictures of The Wall of pastors to show Debbie and Shannon the photo of Eneas McLean at the very top! Got a few last visits in with some people before heading off to the store to pick up a few groceries for tonight while Mom, Dennis and Sally were still chatting away! (Dennis and Sally have no problem striking up a conversation with anyone and everyone and Mom is, well, Mom!)
|Dad is on the wall, too!|
MONDAY, July 14
Low Tide and Labyrinths!
|I thought this little starfish|
|Cute little wood louse!|
|Luke walks the spiral labyrinth|
Mostly a day of rest for all - Luke took another nap this afternoon.
|Table Rock and view north from Coquille Point at low tide|
Moving into the last days of my summer Bandon posts! By this time tomorrow I should be nearing Baker City and a return to the heat and dry air of a Baker summer. I had better absorb just a little more of the coastal mist and moisture today!!
Today is my second Sourdough Pancake breakfast day! Two batches, but this crew didn't consume quite as many as Karen's family! Not sure why, there was only one person less here! (Martin, just how many pancakes DID you eat??) I made a batch of cinnamon rolls to restock the freezer from the leftover starter.
Windy!! I had thought to get in a final beach walk, but not sure it is going to happen. Busy getting dinner prep done, my scattered belongings consolidated to pack, and the final chores on the list for Mom. (Rick and Luke got her car washed and waxed and I got the toenails cut one more time!)
|So...this isn't the most flattering picture,|
but the ice cream looks good!
|Luke pulls the pork in his flower apron!|
Mom and I wrapped up our Spite and Malice game with Mom the victor by ONE point, 143-142. At least I can take solace in my Quiddler victories!