Friday, July 24, 2015

Memories ... light the corners of my mind ...

 ... and they did Wednesday night!!!

That's when I met Kathleen McClain, whom I hadn't seen in over 45 years!!! 
(We both graduated from Mission High School, in Mission, TX in 1970.)


We met at ...


in Hudson Oaks, TX, just east of Weatherford.
Kathleen had the catfish and I had the stuffed shrimp.
YUM.
Sadly, I don't have access to my yearbook to show you our pictures back in 1970,
but you can imagine that we looked 45 years younger then.
(But we didn't feel 45 years older last night. Well, maybe we did.)

We talked and talked...
about the past,
and about what's been going in each of our lives in the last 45 years.

When we said good-bye I was almost hoarse.

How did we get connected after all those years?
My friend, Milner Duvall, called me a few weeks ago
and said he'd met a Missionite, Kathleen McClain.
Whoa!

So we got together...
and will again...
AND 
I think she's going to help me get my Peggy-book finished finally!
(Kathleen is a writer, an editor of various newspapers through the years,
and well, an overall great journalist.)
She offered to edit the book!
And that is super ...
especially since she knew dear Peggy!!

(If you're reading this blog for the first time,
Peggy was my twin, and only sibling.
She died at the age of 37.
I've been working on a book about her, and about being a twin,
and have set it aside too many times.
NOW it is time to get it finished!!!

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In other news, 
I've been playing that song I referenced in my blog-post title,
from "The Way We Were,"
lately in the antique mall tea room.
Well, it's an old song that Barbra Streisand made famous,
but then I play a lot of antique songs.

I had thought the first lyrics were 'Mem'ries, LIKE the corners of my mind.'
No.
The memories LIGHT the corners of my mind.
(I think that's pretty descriptive.)

So if  you long to hear some old tunes like "Deep Purple," "Star Dust,"
Floyd Cramer's "Last Date," and even "She'll Be Comin' Around the Mountain,"
well, come to the tea room!
(My schedule is HERE.)
(You'll need to go to the 'calendar'.)

I might be wearing an outfit from Betty Jane's Boutique...
which soon will be right next to the tea room!
I bought that at Betty Jane's a few months ago.
I've gotten lots of compliments on it!
(Betty Jane's is inside LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City.)
(The outside isn't too impressive... but the inside is!)
(It's an old Sutherland's home-building store.)
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In closing, here's one of my absolute favorite quotes ... 
"Make time for Quiet Moments
as God whispers
and the world is loud."

2 comments:

Vicki Maxwell said...

Hello Nancy�� You are such a beautiful lady! I am so blessed to know you. I always enjoy your blogs and hope to learn how to write like you one day. Thanks as always for sharing!

Vicki Maxwell said...

Hello Nancy😊 You are such a beautiful lady! I am so blessed to know you. I always enjoy your blogs and hope to learn how to write like you one day. Thanks as always for sharing!