| Hi Family,
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the birthday of my baby
brother, Dennis. He was my party brother. Whenever we got together, it
was an excuse to celebrate. I am remembering one summer when he was
living in Old Chatham, NY. My children, a friend named Bettye and I
drove up from Richmond for our semi-annual visit to my mother. It is an
eight hour dreary drive and not particularly easy even though it was all
interstate highway. The New Jersey Turnpike is pitifully dull and has
very little of interest to look at. But having another adult along made
all the difference in the world. And Bettye was really a fun person.
Bettye and I drove over to visit Dennis on Saturday
afternoon and an impromptu party soon was in the making. Dennis
contacted a gentleman friend, we packed a picnic dinner and a blanket
into his station wagon and off we went to an outdoor concert in Saratoga
Springs. We had an absolutely wonderful time! And it is a lovely memory
to share with you.