Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nothing Much Happening…

…In our lives right now. I haven’t blogged in about a month, and I know my readers are dropping off. But I don’t think it’s interesting to say “We went to Wal-Mart today” or “We had two doctor’s appointments.” The pace of life in Benson is rather slow, or it has been for us anyway. And it’s kind of nice to kick back for awhile. But it doesn’t make for very interesting blog posts.

We did have a brief visit by George and Valerie Mayleben, owners of RV Driving School, and Valerie wrote about it in her blog. Now we’re looking forward to a visit from Dennis & Carol, previous owners of the school.

In reviewing the pictures I’ve taken during the last month, I can report a few interesting points. First, Don gave me a beautiful bouquet of yellow roses for my birthday, as well as taking me out to dinner and a movie.


He also gave me a Dell Latitude 10 tablet, but it didn’t work out to be useful to me because it was not designed to work with a stylus. So, long story short, after a lengthy phone battle with Dell customer support, we returned it. There’s now a new laptop computer in my future, but the shipment has been delayed. That’s okay, because it’s a combined birthday/Christmas present (and probably a few other occasions). But my current laptop is dying, so I hope the new computer comes soon.

My niece Dixie Mercy, who lives in Cleburne, TX, found a bookmark I made for her mother Barbara Glasscock (my sister) when I was a child. It was tucked into a Bible, and she came across it recently and offered to send it to me. What a sweet reminder of my innocent youth! And of her mother, who we sadly lost to cancer when she was 54, over 25 years ago.


The back side.


I finished knitting another lap-sized afghan for Soldiers’ Angels and delivered it to the VA hospital in Tucson.


We attended the monthly luncheon for Escapees Chapter 21 at the San Pedro Golf Course restaurant and saw lots of friends.


Don is now acting President of the Chapter, as the former President Don Damkaer is dealing with a serious health issue and is currently in Washington state. We wish him the best, with a good outlook for returning to health soon.

On the way back from Tucson for one of our doctor visits along with a shopping excursion, we stopped at the Pima County Fairgrounds and dropped in on Nick and Terry Russell.


What luck that we found them at home, with enough time to drop everything and have a nice long chat! We’ve seen them several times at rallies, but we never seemed to be able to spend any quality time together. It’s good that we caught them when we did, because they were called to the Phoenix area to help a very ill friend not too long afterward.

It’s about time to decorate our place for Christmas, as many of our neighbors have already done. I’ll post again when that’s finished. In the meantime, what have you all been doing? We love hearing from you, so send us an email to keep in touch.


  1. Boy, can I relate to this blog. Nothing much happening here either: doctors and dentist appointments, grocery shopping, but lots of family time which is good. See you in Q.

  2. It's the same here, nothing happening but wait until next month!

  3. We took a cruise from Galveston then stayed in Livingston busy at home. Then started slowly heading west Monday. Hope to c u in Yuma or Q!

  4. We took a cruise from Galveston then stayed in Livingston busy at home. Then started slowly heading west Monday. Hope to c u in Yuma or Q!

  5. Looks to me like you've had quite a bit happening in your neighbourhood lately. Happy belated Birthday by the way - nice flowers.

    Looking at your photos I saw a couple of familiar faces of folks who haven't blogger for a while as well - Jerry and Suzy. They both looked great though.

    Thanks for the update - as for me, I'll keep on blogging about nothing at all.

  6. We hope you had a Happy B-day Sharon. That was a very touching story about your sister and the bookmark you made her all those years ago.

    -- jc&bev


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