Friday, June 18, 2021

A Most Welcomed Surprise

                                                  Well,  I had a surprise!!

My son called to say he was coming up to see us. He really wanted to visit the Eastern Shore Virginia because at some point he will move here. When the time is right....

So we had a lovely visit with Brittany and husband. They live on the Eastern Shore and acted as tour guides for Michael, which turned out really well. He saw several areas that he felt 'at home' in. 

We all ate at the Shanty Seafood restaurant in Cape Charles. Remind me to never order the scallop platter for lunch again!!! There were 8 of those suckers, big as hen's eggs just about. I thought I was gonna explode. Yes,  I know... I didn't have to clean my plate! Just saying, I shouldn't have. 

While we were eating, this HUGE yacht pulled into the pier at the restaurant. I mean HUGE... over 130 ft. long. Michael was laughing and saying 'Well, they have finally delivered the new yacht I ordered.' He wishes. ha ha. He has a 27' sailboat back in Alabama. And, he loves it but a guy can dream, now, can't he? 

At Brittany's I sat on their screened-in porch and finished a book that I had been reading. The breeze was just heavenly. The scent of gardenia wafted in on the air. 

Dylan (my great-grandson) right away challenged his great-uncle Michael to a couple games of Chess. And, beat the socks off of him both times. 

The next morning Dylan wanted me to play Chess. You gotta be kidding! I can't figure that game out and I am too old to learn. So, we settled on checkers. I'll be, he beat me twice. That little stinker. 

So, it's been a busy week. Michael left this morning. And, on Tuesday my Susan and her youngest,  Tighe, will arrive from New York for a short stay. I have not seen them since a year ago last Oct. I mean, that's way too long!! Can't wait for them to get here. 

Hope your week is going well. 


  1. How nice to see family again! Joy!

  2. What a lovely post! Hooray for family!

  3. Sweet surprises indeed, even if it did mean getting trounced by a great. Have a wonderful time with Susan and Tighe.

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful week! Spending time with family has to be such a relief. I can't wait until later in the summer when we visit our daughter in New Mexico.

  5. I bet you love surprises like that:)

  6. How joyful to be able to meet up with family once again. You sound as though you are having a great week.

  7. Glad you had some great company for the weekend Latane.

  8. It's good to see you enjoying time with your family. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

  9. Oh the joy! I know you had the best time! Have a blessed day sweet friend, I have been away on vacation and trying to catch up:) HUGS!


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