Molly and I had a good visit to see my folks. I opened gates for Dad and helped Mom with sheep chores. Dad and I checked cattle and waters on cornstalks. Molly loves to help with chores and ride along. Molly really made Mom laugh when she tried to herd one of the rams.
On Wednesday I spent time with Grandma, Dad’s Mother, while Dad was at a meeting. I also got to catch up with the County 4-H/Youth Development Specialist. This is his 20th year in the Extension Office and I was one of his first 4-H kids. I told him that makes me feel old.
Thursday afternoon Mom and I went to town for groceries and Mom got her hair cut. While at the beauty shop we also got in a visit with Pam. It’s fun to sit around and listen to the “news.” There are a lot of similarities between small towns, no matter their location.
Friday morning Dad and I made a trip to the feed store; Mom and I worked on my magazine articles. In the afternoon we moved cattle around and took a drive to the cemetery. On the way home we dropped in to see if Uncle B (one of Dad’s older Brothers) and Aunt J were home. Lucky for us they were. Friday night my Godparents (another one of Dad’s older Brothers and my Aunt) came to see me. It was wonderful to catch up with family.
Saturday evening J and I got a phone call telling us that a close family friend passed away. This gal is the mother of J’s closest childhood friend. Our family and community are still in a state of shock.