Thanks for joining us through this very strange and scary journey over the past ten weeks. Bernie and I are doing well but have decided to allow several weeks to pass before we go out and see what happens in Alabama with COVID-19 spread. Our cases go up every day but onward we march. We are carefully wearing masks and in some cases gloves depending on where we are. City government did open up enough for Bernie to get his car tag and title for the new Tesla. He was most impressed with their process and felt very safe.
May 31 was to be our departure date for Paris so, of course, we will be sad on that day. However, it’s just not the year to travel abroad. We will drink a Kir Royale on that evening to toast so many years of delight in Paris. If cases stay down, we will spend a week in June at Bernie’s timeshare on Satellite Beach, near Cocoa Beach, Florida.
I must give a shout-out to our friend, Carolyn Barnabo Roberts who lives on the English sea coast. Earlier this week, she fell and broke her patella followed by surgery. Those who remember know that I did the very same thing five years ago. Recovery is a long journey, but if you take it slowly, life will return to 98% of what it was before!! All the best to Carolyn and her sweet caregiver, Clive.
I have selected for this last post a glimpse into some of our most cherished experiences in Paris. . . all the visitors we’ve had. Some of the photos have been deleted over the years so if I’ve missed you, I apologize. Years of memories with so many of you enrich us every day, and we cherish your friendships. I will try to caption these so you will know who’s who. The photos never load like I want them to but you’ll get the idea.
Love to each of you and blessings to our country during this most challenging time. History will have a field day sorting this situation out! Bernie and I have very definite opinions on this but we’ve tried to keep this blog away from politics. We pray for unity, for even-handedness, empathy, integrity, and a move away from the tribalism and hatefulness that has so engulfed our country. We’re old enough to remember better days. Let’s hope they return!