Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?
Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.
Monday, July 12, 2010
July 4th and World Cup celebrations
Time flies when one is "retired".... The above photo shows us with Emily (plus Alan and mother-in-law Martha senior in the background) on July 4. Alan's neighbor puts on an absolutely incredible fireworks show (lasting about an hour!!!), and the rains stopped just long enough here in Lubbock for us to enjoy the pyrotechnics. Judy was just oohing and aahing—it was truly amazing.
With Lubbock experiencing its wettest July ever it's been a real challenge to ride and engage in other outdoor activities. But yesterday we were spared the downpour, and our Sunday ride ended up at the house just in time for the World Cup Soccer Final. Judy, every the party-lady, had been unsuccessful in locating much-desired vuvuzuelas for us, but in the spirit of the game she did manage to find those cute little soccer-inspired beer cozies for us at the local Dollar Tree. She's a woman of many resources, not the least of which was spoiling Alan, Carl, and me with the best muffaletta this side of New Orleans!
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