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Monday, April 14, 2014


We’ve been enjoying spoiling, er, visiting with our granddaughters here in Missouri.  It’s what grandparents are supposed to do and we are working hard to live up to that ideal.  The girls have been having a blast visiting us at the campground, riding their bikes, playing at the playground and the mini golf course.  We had to re-energize them with some ice cream.


I had a chance to reconnect with a good friend from high school, who lives near St. Louis.  Brian and I had attended classes together and spent lots of out of school time riding our motorcycles.  But, as has happened to many of us, time caused us to lose contact.

That changed when I, by chance, happened on his page on Linkedin, a sort of “Facebook” for business professionals.   I sent him an email and we soon were corresponding and looking forward to getting together when Marti and I came up to Missouri.

Last night, we met at a nice restaurant and caught up.  It was 41 years since we last saw each other.


He retired from the U.S. Air Force after a career as a pilot and now works for a major aircraft manufacturer.  We had a great time sharing about our lives and careers over the years.  It was a great reconnection.  Marti and I also got to meet Brian’s special lady, Michelle. 


A nice evening which went by too fast.  We’ll be looking forward to getting together again the next time we are up in Missouri.

Just another little thing we love about our RV travels, we get to go places and enjoy the company of good friends and pick up as if 41 years was just yesterday.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



  1. Don't loose sight of the fact that it's your job as granparents to spoil the grandkids and then return them to their parents. It's your reward for letting your children live.

  2. You can spoil me with ice cream any time you like! I'll even call you grampa if you want me too. :-) Isn't it amazing to find someone you haven't seen in 41 years. What fun!

  3. How fun - both with the grand kids and the old friend. We're planning to attend Ron's 60th (!!!) class reunion in July.

  4. So much fun to meet up with friends all over the country looks like you had a great time.

  5. Now, who would have thunked that you would spoil those grand girls? Not me, no siree, bob....or is that phil?

  6. You spoil your grandkids?? Who would have thunk?? :)
    Bet you're getting a little antsy waiting for the new arrival too!

  7. Grandkids are fun. We certainly have a good time with ours. Enjoy them while they're young. That's where the bonding starts for sure. Once in a while I get together with friends from high school. Some of those friendships go back a few years! What fun it is for sure.

  8. How cool to reconnect after all these years. You are sure enjoying those grandtreasures too! Still no new baby yet? :-)

  9. Social media has shrunk the world in a way no one thought possible.

  10. How nice to reconnect with an old friend.

  11. Social media is really good for keeping us connected. Glad you guys are enjoying MO. Take a drive down 94 and visit some of the wineries in Augusta- it is fun and beautiful scenery.

  12. I'm watching and learning about how to spoil grandkids as you and Marti are definitely experts at this - I'm a real fast learner too!!!

    Glad to see you were able to connect with an old friend.

  13. I'm so glad that you were able to spend a lovely time with your grandchildren - special times!

    It's amazing that you were able to connect with someone after 41 years. It just goes to show the power of the Internet! :-)