Came to Visit
about the second week in July! And I'm so happy that she did.
The thing is every time I would call her, I would always ask
her when she was coming. Her response was always that she
was very busy that week, but she kept promising as to when
she eventually would come to visit. Well, I kept calling and
asking when that might be. Finally on Friday of that week
that she eventually came she calls me and says, "I'm
leaving in the morning, so I should see you by about 1."
no small deal. Shes traveling from Cleveland, which
usually takes about eight hours. She can do it in seven. But
she doesnt stop for anything once shes on the
just like mom, no preamble no fanfare just the simple fact
that she was coming! She did also say that we shouldn't buy
anything in terms of food because she wanted to go out for
dinner each night she was here. So Herman and I made reservations
at two different area restaurants-we already had plenty of
food here for breakfast. I asked my aide to please make sure
that the guest bedroom sheets were clean. I actually went
upstairs myself to make sure everything was just perfect.
I made a phone call to Herman to ask him to please bring home
some fresh flowers for the guest bedroom because mom was coming
for the weekend.
home some beautiful roses and a glass vase (which I also asked
him to get) and when we were ready, we both went upstairs
again. I did this via my stair-lift, which I purchased locally
here at a house sale after a neighbor who knew I was looking
for one saw it advertised in the newspaper. I had told Herman
that I didn't want to be unable to get upstairs. I'm not upstairs
a lot. However, I just didn't want any barriers at all.
to my mom being here! I had the loveliest visit with her,
and it meant so much to me that she made the effort. She enjoys
the beach and Lake as much as I do. The time went by too quickly
but she promised to come back.
something really neat about having your mom come to see where
you live, well at least for me it is. What was really funny
was how fast she got here. I know from driving to her house
that it is eight hours minimum from here in Caroga Lake. She's
just sort of laughed and told me she didn't want to drive
that long because she was anxious to see us.
really glad that Mom got to see Caroga Lake. Now I just have
to work on my two sisters getting here.
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"