We've been spending a lot of time at ball fields lately, cheering on the grandkids. And that is exactly where we were last night. At a ball game.
Jim is one of those guys who knows everyone, and everyone seems to know him. So it is not at all unusual for him to disappear to visit with others. And that is exactly what he was doing every time I turned around. I finally shook my head and said to Travis, "There he goes again. I wonder who he's visiting with now". The next thing I knew, he was motioning for me to come over.
Then it hit me. He was visiting with Osage Bluff Quilter and her hubby, Osage Bluff Blacksmith Patti and I have been following each other’s blogs for some time. They just happened to be there for a ball game with their grandkids!
It was like we had known each other forever. And in a way, we did. It turns out Patti and I grew up only a few miles from each other. We are the same age and knew many of the same people. The conversation was fast and furious. I can't wait to visit with them, letting the guys do the guy things, while we tackle a serging job facing her. What a wonderful new friend!
The evening happened to be one of those yucky, muggy Missouri nights. One of those nights where makeup is useless and hair gets pulled back off the face. And that's when she said it - "I have a camera..." My hands immediately flew to my hair. Oh what the heck. I cheated and crawled behind her. She said "no fair" but I'm not too good at listening.
Here is a slide show of three of Austin, Dakota and Travis playing ball. I’m a bad grandma and don’t have photos of the other grandkids yet.
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