MY DAY: Memorial Day 2022

At 1:00 PM, I departed the park with my bonus siblings, Laura and Michael, children of Mama Kay and John and Janice Moore. Michael is home for a long weekend visit from North Carolina.

Our first stop was Calvary Cemetery where we paid our respects to Laura and Michael’s grandparents, the Zeitlers and the Moores. At first, we had a bit of trouble finding Emerson and Irene Moore’s graves, and then I remembered I have previously used the internet to find gravesites. I went to the Calvary Cemetery website and there was a grave locator.

We left Calvary and headed to Woodland Cemetery where I gave the bonus sibs a highlights tour: Erma Bombeck, Johnny Moorehouse (with the dog sculpture), Col. Edward and Edith Deeds, Governor Cox, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and finally, the Wright Family with the graves of Wilbur (on the 110th anniversary of his death, Orville, Katharine, Otis, Ida, Susan, and Milton.

We returned to Kettering to check on Mama Kay who had been at a medical appointment. Within a few minutes, we were seated at a Mexican restaurant that we frequent. Lots of great tasting dishes accompanied by even more laughter.

By 5:00 PM, I was working on the deck before fatigue overtook my mind and body. I napped for an hour, returning to the deck a bit more refreshed, and am digging into several projects.

Tomorrow is entirely free. I’ve no shift at the park and teaching is off this week. I am trying to decide if I am to take off on any adventures or simply remain on the deck with my projects which are so fulfilling and exciting.

But, for now, on with my projects, and an audiobook of James Traub’s biography, JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.

About Wright Flyer Guy

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