I made it to the Southampton Hospital where my Auntie Gladys has been since Sunday. I am please to report she was released today and they are monitoring her. Phew ... I sure can't have anything happen to her, as she looks after my "Crabby Cabbie" way too good !
Then I headed on over to Port Elgin, 5 miles away from Southampton, on the "other" side of the tracks of course. Ha ! growing up they were there and we were here, and I believe that is still how it is looked at by some even though both towns are now all under "Saugeen Shores". The High School still in Port Elgin and the Hospital in Southampton, so we had to come together. Me? I could have cared less as I had a ton of friends in both places growing up.
That is exactly what I was off to do this day ... meet up with one of my friends whom both of have managed to keep contact with each other all these years, however sporadic.
We had a great time catching up on families, our kids and of course all the fun and memories we held dear to us way back when???? It was great to see Mike's Mom too, as I hadn't seen her like in FOREVER !!!
Mike took me out for a kind of Brunch I suppose, then we headed on over to have a visit with his brother, Mark. Dang it all, we should have stopped in to see his other brother, Tim, who works at a store downtown. Next time maybe?
What a Blast from the Past the three of us had !!! Then Mark pulled out an old photo album he still had with photos of all of us and tons of people I have not seen since way back in the 70's !!! Ha ! what a laugh, and really we could have been the 70's Show from what I seen of the photos .... seriously we could have.
Mark and Mike kept saying to me, "your hair was so BLONDE then". A few shades darker now I am afraid to admit, but still I do not colour it.
Still there was some sad catching up we also did, as I learned of a few friends we used to "hang with" had passed from being in accidents or what not. *Sad*. I was always the baby of the crowd as everyone else was always 5 years or so my Junior. I suppose I could say I had a lot of people looking out for me back then, or would like to think I had ...
After we had our visit with Mark, Mike went along while I did my shopping at Walmart. That too was a blast ... as we still continued catching up with our kids and our way of life as it is now.
I was so excited as I actually did my very first "Price Match" at Walmart. Since Zehrs have Butterball Turkeys on for 99 cents a pound this week, way over in Owen Sound, I had taken their flyer along with me and Walmart had matched the sale price ! Wow ... I got 2 really nice 10 lb or so turkeys for about $20.00 !!! I like the Price Match shopping deal.
The time Mike and I had spent together had to come to an end, so I dropped him off back at his Mother's and headed it back home. I was tired and my neck had just about had it, since I have not been too kind to it the last few days or so. I was happy to get home to spend a bit of time with Rob before he had to put his "Crabby Cabbie" hat on and leave for his day/evening.
Needless to say, nothing got done around here today, with our bed still needing made. That won't go for long, as I will not get into it tonight until it is made. I made myself a coffee, put on the CD Mike had made for me to see what tunes he had picked, then surfed a few photos posted on my Facebook page from 2008.