Debbie and Bil came up to the lake for a night last weekend, and we had fun! We grilled some chicken and steak, played a game of Phase 10, and went for a leisurely boat ride. Then the guys went out for some late night fishing, while Debbie and I sipped on wine and listened to WJJY Saturday Night at the 80's. Could it get any better?
Their black lab mix, Kelly, came with and it was almost like having Jessie with us again. She's about the same age as Jessie was, about the same height and build as Jessie was, and even has a personality similar to what Jessie had. And, I caught myself more than once calling her by Jessie's name.
On our boat ride, we went through the bay where Mom and Dad's cabin was. We ended up selling the place to some neighbors across the road from them, and they had already torn the cabin down. It did make me sad when I actually saw that, although I knew that was their plan all along. I guess they ended up keeping the big round table to play poker on. At closing she said she was sorry that they were going to tear our mom and dad's place down, and I appreciated hearing that even though she really didn't have to say that to us.
In the end, I decided to remember it as the cute little red cabin they bought in the 1970's. Time moves on and you can't change that, but it's nice to have some good memories to hold on to.
There's still a little summer left to enjoy up north, although I have seen all the big black birds in the yards, and leaves are starting to turn. Oh, well.