Autumn Dog

by Bella Rum

IMG_7744We had the shortest and sweetest visit on record with our friends. Pat and I talked nonstop. We caught up on everything new, and then we remembered everything old: the old neighborhood, neighbors, kids and fun times. Pat is such a great storyteller. What a fulfilling visit it was.IMG_7750

We used to go out for sushi often when we lived across the street from each other in Maryland, so we took them to a nearby restaurant that we use when the kids are here. We always get takeout because it’s easier than taking three kids to a quiet restaurant. We take mercy on the other diners. H always goes to get our order. In all the years we’ve lived here, I have never been inside the restaurant. From the outside, it looks like a little hole-in-the-wall kind of place, but the sushi is great.  I didn’t know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely, quiet restaurant for real grownups inside. We got a large, comfortable booth and talked the night away.

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When they came downstairs on Friday morning, they informed us how we could get that elusive but perfect house in the perfect location. There’s a lot that’s still available that’s next door to them in their community. They said we could build exactly what we want and have the perfect next-door neighbors. 🙂 Alas, we will not move further from the grands. I think they knew that, but it was a good try.

 

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