MY DAY: Thursday night

There were portions of the day where I actually felt productive; they were few, but at least there were some.

My day started the same time, as usual, but my day was rerouted back to the bed in the guest bedroom where I quickly fell back to sleep after breakfasting.

Little took place in the early afternoon and the grand feat was broiling a steak for a late lunch, listening to a podcast on The Louisiana Purchase.

At some point, I busied myself with reading while listening to a documentary on Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A HOUSE DIVIDED.

A little after 6:00 PM, I filled my dance card with my new weed eater and leaf blower to tidy up the front yard.

Author & Lincoln historian, Jason Emerson

At 8:00 PM, I joined a Zoom group that studies Mary Lincoln and we were excited to have Lincoln historian and author, Jason Emerson. In this link you can learn more about Jason. It was so much fun and I wish we could have gone an additional hour past our scheduled two hours.

Tomorrow, I’ll join Mama Kay next door to celebrate her daughter Laura’s birthday which was actually today, June 25th. Laura is exactly three months older than me.

Laura & Don Parker

For several years, Laura and Don, along with two of their three children, joined Mama Kay, and it was the best time. Josie and Kelly were the same ages as Jose and Quintin and there was a good deal of fun and camaraderie.

Laura & her brother, Michael, my bonus siblings

At some point, Laura and her younger brother, Michael, decided I should be their adopted brother. For several years, I’ve joined the Parker/Moore collection for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and other fun family occasions.

And, Don The Lawn Man I mention weekly is Laura’s husband.

As I prepare to read before sleeping, my mind is already organizing the things I need to do tomorrow. Naturally, those items will be heavily debated and probably tossed aside with any history book that comes within reach.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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