Thompsons Lake, Oct. 17, 2013

Monday, Oct. 7, was one of those days with unpredictable weather. All day the television warned of a tornado approaching. I kept wondering when Baby Zoey and I might have to wait it out in the cellar. We were lucky and it missed our area completely.

About 6 p.m. I noticed a very unusual rainbow over Dan’s house. It was completely perpendicular. I never saw a very straight vertical rainbow before.

The day ended peacefully, with all storms passing by.

Tuesday was a busy day as I had an appointment in Ravena to get my oil changed.

My daughter Kathy had the day off so she went with me. It was fun having two of us to take care of Baby Zoey.

Zoey really relishes the attention when she can go from lap to lap.

We had lunch at the Midway Café and we got many compliments on our beautiful baby.

Wednesday found me with a dentist appointment for a cleaning and I was on my own. The hardest part is the baby car seat. It is extremely heavy. Danielle left me her convenient stroller and I made it.

Zoey kept her eyes on the procedure as the hygienist cleaned my teeth. Afterward we rewarded ourselves by going to visit my best friend, Barbara Bonneau.

Here again, Zoey was the center of attention.

Thursday was a quiet day but I did enjoy dinner at Jenn Smith’s with Brandon.

Friday came my granddaughter, Danielle, took the day off to get some errands done. I went with her so I got to spend the day with my precious Zoey.

Friday evening was again special because my grandson, Brandon Clark and Jenn Smith invited me to go to the movies. I said I probably shouldn’t go because I’ll fall asleep.

Well, that was false. We went to see Parkland and I was on the edge of my seat all evening. It was about the assassination of John F. Kennedy and it was very graphic.

The weekend was also fun filled.

On Saturday I went to the open house with Brandon and Jenn at the Helderberg Castle. What a place that is and full of history.

It’s for sale and would be an interesting place to live.

Then in the evening Brandon and Jenn took me to Dinosaur Barbecue in Troy. I’d never been there and found the food delicious.

Then came Sunday. After church Brandon, Jenn, my daughter, Marcia Pangburn, and I enjoyed brunch at my house.

Then my granddaughter, Kassi Neal, came and I trimmed her hair.

Next her parents, Kathy and Gary Carnevale, came and we visited my granddaughter, Danielle Ricketts, her daughter, Zoey, Danielle’s significant other, Matthew Babcock and McKenzie Wagner. We all drove over to Kassi’s house on Warner’s Lake to see all the progress she’s made on the camp she bought. Kassi has transformed the camp into a year round home.

My weekend was very busy. Sunday would have been my 57th wedding anniversary. I’m glad we got to celebrate 52 years together. I have wonderful memories.

Turkey supper

The Thompson’s Lake Reformed Church will host their annual turkey supper on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. take outs are available. The menu includes: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, coleslaw, homemade pies, rolls and beverages. Tickets cost $10 for adults, for children 12 and under 5 and children under 5 it is free. For more information call 872-0432.

Bible reading

 Tim Van Heest has begun a three-week course on Wednesday nights this month entitled, Bible Reading for Busy Believers. It’s not too late for you to learn the foundational skills that bring new levels of insight when you read the Scripture for yourself. Just come on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., in the church hall at the Knox Reformed Church.

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