Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I can't wait to see Inez. She moved from her home in Waterloo to an assisted living home a stone's throw from my wife's family. Inez never married. She was too busy being the mother hen to all the family and played a major role in my wife's life. She was afraid how she would fit in when she gave up her home in Waterloo but she made new friends quickly and is the life of the party. I probably embarrassed her a little when I talked about her weekly letters during Spike's eulogy. The crowd was stunned about Inez's thoughtfulness. Her letters made me feel a part of the family.
This first week in Iowa is really special. The icing on the cake will be visiting Inez and her sister Anne at the senior home. I'm bringing Wilson with me. And if Inez gives me permission, I will publish a photograph of the two of them to be shared with my blog readers. It will be a homecoming I will cherish forever. Wilson agrees.
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