My Other Family

Checked out for a week but checking back in.

So many things to talk about, so little time.

I left unexpectedly last weekend to see “My Other Family” as in the one I don’t live with.

One of my uncles in Indiana passed away. Uncle Bob was just a month shy of 84 and I have written about my cousin Sally here. His wife, my Aunt Jane is my mom’s sister.

Wizzy was kind enough to cancel her 4th of July plans and jump in the car with me and help me drive to Indianapolis and then on to Chicago. She earned her darling twin moniker for being so willing to be trapped with me in a car for endless hours upon hours and then be trapped bond with extended family–most of whom she hadn’t seen for about ten years.

It was a poignant 4th of July service as my Uncle Bob was a Marine as were his two sons.

I can’t resist another opportunity to post my favorite picture of Sally’s family.

Sal: Was this in the slideshow?

Oh, the fun family things I could write about.

Oh, the fun family things I must refrain from writing about.

Uncle Jack and I did have a nice conversation and he wholeheartedly agreed with me about Tiger Woods.

I have discovered I have at least 3 more relatives reading the blog and we already know how Junebug feels about my writing so I’m going to exercise some self-control.

For now.

The Trivial and Mundane

I’ll catch up this week on blogging and life and The Bachelorette. It was a tiny bit stressful to not watch the Monday night show until Thursday night when we returned home.

My only comment from last week’s episode especially since it’s old news.

Jake is a bigger tool than I even thought possible.

Thanks to those sweet people who checked on me and for being concerned. For those who didn’t miss me…well, you aren’t even reading this, are you?


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    Jenn Ross says:

    Brilliant minds must think alike..I was just walking my dog on this very humid morning thinking I hadn’t seen an update from Sherra in awhile and while my new Iphone (3) was with me..I am still on a HUGE learning curve with this thing ( we gave each other new phones for our anniversary since after 31 years ( on the 14th) we still talk more by phone than by person ( a blog post in the making) ..oops how many grammar errors are in that sentence? Anyway I was delighted to see your post, glad you are okay, sorry to hear about your uncle, what a GREAT niece you are to make that drive and YES Jake is a tool. Aren’t you glad you aren’t related to him?
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    Nancy says:

    I have been waiting for your bachelorette post so I could bitch! Okay, so maybe tomorrow? I need some avenue for venting. Glad you’re back in the saddle again!