Sleeping late is such a nice treat, and I don’t usually do that (contrary to what Ted occasionally tells folks). After Lowell and Faye left Mackinaw City on Wednesday, Jill drove me across the Mackinac Bridge and dropped me off for a hair appointment in St. Ignace, then she boarded the ferry to return to the Island for work.
Grey roots covered and about an inch trimmed off, I returned to Mackinac also and was on-Island about 5 p.m. Ted met me downtown, and we joined what looked like the entire Island population at the Community Center for a benefit spaghetti dinner for our Fire Chef Mike Bradley, who is battling cancer. That huge room was filled to the brim with Mackinac folks who have known Mike since he was born, and with folks like us who have known him only a few years. There was an out-pouring of pure Mackinac love in that room last night.
When we returned to the condo around 7:30, I began to worry that we hadn’t heard from Lowell; but a while later he left a message that they were home and fine. He called this morning to fill us in on their trip home, which included stopping in Cheboygan, where they had lived for several years. He and I both couldn’t believe their trip had come and gone so quickly. It was quite a whirlwind – but one they will remember forever.
The article in the Town Crier should be out next Thursday (June 13), and I can hardly wait to read it. I’ve promised Lowell I’ll mail them several copies as soon as it hits the stands.
After a very lazy morning, I met Jill and Sue Conlon half-way down the hill for lunch at the Jockey Club. We opted to eat outside, which might have been a bit foolish because we never took off our coats. The food was yummy though!
Going through dozens and dozens of photos I snapped during the Lowell & Faye trip this afternoon, I came across several I didn’t use for one reason or another and decided to do an “Out-Takes” feature.
Hoping everyone has enjoyed this week with the Greene’s as much as Ted and I have. With the Lilac Festival beginning tomorrow, there will be plenty going on to share next week. For now, this is Brenda – signing off for the weekend!